Top Tips for Candle Care

Candles can turn a space into a home with their warmth and gentle presence, but there is important information to know before getting started.

Our TOP TWO TIPS we recommend to all our customers are:

  1. Trimming the wick every time you light it for a cleaner, safer and longer burn: Trimming a candle's wick to 3-5mm before burning helps ensure a smaller, safer flame and less soot. A pair of wick trimmers, scissors or nail clippers do the trick.
  2. The first burn is the most important: The first time you burn any candle, burn it for 2-3 hours. This will not only maximize the fragrance throw, but also help avoid “tunneling”—where the candle burns down the middle, leaving wax around the edges. Repeated burns of 2-3 hours is ideal.

Safety Basics:

  • Always place a candle on a heat proof surface.
  • Never leave a candle unattended. Blow it out when you leave a room.
  • Keep the candle away from flowers, curtains and children’s reach.
  • Do not move a candle once lit, if you have multiple candles, keep them at least 10cm away from each other.

Candle Care

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Do not burn in direct sunlight or near any source of heat.
  • Trim the wick between burns to 3-5 mm.
  • Remove any debris that may collect in the wax pool around the wick once it is safe to do so. 
  • Do not allow the candle to burn all the way down, and extinguish before it burns into the holder

While we endeavor to create the cleanest candle available. There is no such thing as a soot-free wax. All organic compounds when burned will emit some carbon (soot) due to incomplete combustion. Make sure you trim the wick before you light your candle everytime will reduce this. Between 3-5mm away from the wax.

If you notice some build up around the top of the jars, just wipe it off with a paper towel.


Candle wax is quite soft and might show minor marks on the surface. While we try to make sure this doesn't happen, it may do during transportation between studio and your loving hands. A soft cloth can often remove these marks, but if you have any trouble, please contact our helpful team.

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