Candle Care - Lottie Elizabeth Ltd

Candle Care

Candles are a popular household item and can create a relaxing and cosy atmosphere in any space. Soy wax candles have become increasingly popular in recent years because they are environmentally friendly, long-lasting, and easy to care for. Here's a detailed guide on how to care for your soy wax candle:

Properly light your candle: When lighting your soy wax candle, make sure the wick is trimmed to 1/4 inch or 6mm. This will ensure an even burn and prevent the wick from becoming too long and creating a larger flame. Additionally, it's important to allow the candle to burn for at least 1-2 hours during the first lighting to create a full melt pool. This will help to prevent tunnelling, which is when the wax melts in a small hole in the middle of the candle, leaving wax around the edges.

Monitor your candle while it's burning: It's important to keep an eye on your candle while it's burning. Make sure it's not burning too close to anything flammable, such as curtains or paper, and keep it out of reach of children and pets. Additionally, it's important to keep the wax pool free of debris, such as wick trimmings or matches, which can create a fire hazard.

Extinguish your candle safely: When you're finished burning your soy wax candle, it's important to extinguish it properly. The best way to do this is to use a candle snuffer or to gently blow out the flame. Avoid using water or blowing out the candle too forcefully, as this can cause the wax to splatter and create a fire hazard.

Store your candle properly: When you're not using your soy wax candle, it's important to store it properly to prevent dust and debris from collecting on the surface. Additionally, it's best to keep the candle out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources, as this can cause the wax to melt and the fragrance to dissipate.

Clean your candle container: If you're using a reusable candle container, such as a glass jar or tin, it's important to clean it properly between uses. To do this, simply wipe out any remaining wax with a paper towel or cloth and then wash the container with warm, soapy water. Allow the container to dry completely before using it again.

Use caution when relighting a candle: If you're relighting a soy wax candle that has already been burned, it's important to trim the wick to 1/4 inch or 6mm before lighting it again. Additionally, make sure there is no debris in the wax pool and that the candle is not burning too close to anything flammable.

By following these simple care tips, you can enjoy your soy wax candle safely and for a longer period of time. Remember to always use caution when burning candles and never leave a burning candle unattended.

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