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How to properly care for your candles

Did you know there’s actually a “right” way to care for and burn candles? To ensure the safety, quality, and longevity of all your candles, there are a few tried-and-true tips from some of the biggest chandlers (the technical term for candle-makers) around the world:

* Using a wick cutter or a small pair of sharp scissors, keep the wick regularly trimmed between 1/4″ and 5/8″ long. This will help the candle burn longer, while also preventing excess smoke and soot.

* Be sure to let it burn until the wax on the surface is completely liquid to the edge, which can take up to three hours. This will help the candle burn more evenly during subsequent burns.

* Center the wick after each burn. This allows for efficient consumption of the wax, and also prevents the wick from getting too close to the edges and risking overheating.

* Never leave the candle burning unattended.

* Never let the candle burn for more than 4 hours at a time.

* Place the candle in a draft-free location to help prevent the wax from melting unevenly.

* Always place the candle on a heat-resistant, non-flammable surface away from fabrics and curtains.

* Do not place the candle on a cold surface, such as marble or glass. If the hot candle comes into contact with a cold surface, the glass could shatter.

* When 1/4″ of wax remains or the wick sustainer becomes visible, the candle has reached the end of its life and must be extinguished. The remaining glass containers can be upcycled as flower vases, brush holders, etc. You may also opt to donate them back to us and receive a coupon for 30% off your next purchase.

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