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Handmade Luxury Candles
candle care

Getting the most from your candle

All of our scented candles are lovingly made to provide you with hours of redolent fragrance. To keep them looking and working their best, follow our tips to ensure a safe, fragrant experience with your candle.
• Keep the wick trimmed to ¼ inch/6mm to ensure your candle stays as beautiful as the day you bought it.
• When lighting for the first time burn until the wax melts across the entire surface to the sides of the vessel (this prevents tunnelling, and creates an even burn for the duration of the candle’s ‘life’) This may take 2-4 hours.
• Candles are sensitive to temperature and light. To prevent candles from fading, cracking and melting, store your candles in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight, dust and fluorescent light. Store your candles in an upright position and don’t leave your candles in a car on a warm day.
• Never leave burning candles unattended.
• Never go to sleep with a candle still burning, and never leave a burning candle in a child’s bedroom.
• Always remove wrapping before lighting candles and other home fragrance products.
• Do not position candles on or near TV cabinets, electrical items or heat sources.
• Never burn a candle for longer than four hours at a time. After the maximum recommended burn time, let it cool, trim the wick and relight.
• Always use candles on an appropriate tray. Under no circumstances should a candle be placed directly on a table or any other surface that may be subject to damage.
• Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
• A draught can cause a candle to smoke. Avoid burning candles in an area where there is a draught.
• Do not use if the glass container is cracked, chipped or broken.
• If a candle has multiple wicks, then all wicks must be lit every time.
• Don’t burn candles completely - discard them once they have burnt to 2cm from their base or holder.
• Candle containers may become hot. Handle with care and wait for the wax to set and the candle to cool before moving. Never move a burning candle.
• When lighting a candle using a match, take care to prevent any match debris from dropping onto the candle.
• Always keep the wax pool free from foreign objects such as wick trimmings, wick particles, match debris and dust.
• A burning candle may generate significant heat above the flame so always position well away from combustible materials.
• Don’t put candles under shelves. It’s easy to forget that there’s a lot of heat above a burning candle. If you put your candle under a shelf or other surface it may burn the surface above.
• Make sure there are at least three feet (one meter) between a candle and any surface above it.
• Keep clothes and hair safely away. If there’s any chance you could lean across a candle and forget it’s there, put it somewhere else.
• Most candles have a shelf life of 12 months from the date of purchase. After 12 months, candles can diffuse, burn less than expected and not give out as much fragrance.

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