WOODEN WICK CANDLE-BURNING TIPS

       For optimal burning:

  • Most of the time wooden wicks are self trimming and need little care.

  • Your wick is trimmed to between 1/8″ – 3/16″ / 3.2mm – 4.8mm before lighting. If the wick is too long, the wax will not pull up the wick and the wick will extinguish.

  • Wooden wicks occasionally do need a little attention before each burn, similar to cotton wicks. Be sure to gently snap off the ash or burnt wood along the top edge of the wick and then light as usual.

  • If when burning the candle for a long period of time you notice the flame height getting too low, it may be necessary to tap off any excess ash or burnt wood along the top of the wick. The flame will then return to its proper optimal height.

  • Be very careful not to let any debris from the wick (or anything else!) fall into the candle.

HOW TO PROPERLY BURN SOY & PALM WAX CANDLES

Container Candles:

Each container candle has a memory and will begin where it previously left off.  It's very important for the initial first burn to allow the candle to burn for at least 3 - 4 hours, or until  the wax melt pool extends to all edges of the container. This will increase scent throw and avoid tunneling.

Pillar Candles:

To maximize the burning of pillar candles, allow enough burning time for melted wax to reach within

1/4 inch of the edge of the candle.  Pillar candles should burn approximately one hour for each inch of diameter during the initial first burning.  For example, a 3 inch pillar candle should burn for about three hours during the initial first burning.  To prevent dripping and contain wax pool, hand form top edges in toward the candle center while wax is still warm and pliable.

 

SAFETY TIPS WHEN BURNING CANDLES

  • Burn only on a stable heat resistant surface.

  • Keep out of drafts while burning.

  • Extinguish candle when ½” / 12.7mm of wax is remaining..

  • Never burn a candle more than 4 hours at a time.

  • Do not touch or move your candle while it is burning.

  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.

 

South Porch Candles & Gifts, LLC. 2015-2019

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