Once you've experienced the beauty of beeswax, you'll never settle for dirty old paraffin again.
Here are a few candle burning tips to ensure your success. Enjoy!
Keep your candles out of a draft. If the flame is flickering then your candle is in a draft and it will burn unevenly and/or drip.
Keep your wicks trimmed. Trim your wick each time you relight your candle. Use a wick trimmer or pinch the sooty end off before lighting.
How long should wicks be trimmed? 1/4" is a good starting point. The candle wick in a candle is constantly feeding fuel (the wax) to the flame and a pool of wax is created around it due to the heat. The size of this wax pool can vary due to wick size, ambient air temperature and humidity, thickness of candle, how long it has been burning and other variables. Observation and common sense are your best guides.
Candles need oxygen to burn properly. If the wick is too long or contaminated it will impede the flow of oxygen and cause your candle to smoke and burn poorly. Do not allow wick debris to collect in the wax pool.
Never leave a burning candle unattended! Burn candles in proper holders and on a heat-resistant surface. Do not move or touch while hot or while wax is liquid. Trim wick to 1/4 inch before burning. Protect from drafts. Keep out of reach of children.
Open flame - use caution and at your own risk.