Candle Care & Burning Tips

The single most important thing you can do for your Cowes Coastal Candle is to take care of it!

How do you do that? Follow our simple care instructions and burning tips:

  1. When lighting your Cowes Coastal Candle for the first time, do not extinguish the candle until the wax melts across the entire surface to the sides of glassware (this will help prevent tunnelling and creates an even burn for the duration of the candle’s life. Depending on your environment, this may take anywhere from 2-4 hours.

  2. Trim the wick to 5 mm before each burn. (Very important!) This will promote an even burn, steady flame and will help limit sooting/mushrooming of wick.

  3. If soot forms on the inside of your glassware, simply extinguish your candle and wait for it to cool. Then wipe with a clean damp cloth or paper towel. Trim the wick and relight.

  4. Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.

  5. Always extinguish your Cowes Coastal Candle with a snuffer, or dip the wick into melted wax. Do not blow out the flame.

  6. Eliminate draughts from your environment where possible. Draughts decrease burn time, cause uneven burning, increased smoking and diminish scent throw.

  7. An efficient burning means flame is not flickering, is teardrop shaped and standing upright.

  8. If your candle begins to smoke, flicker or the candle flame becomes too high; extinguish your candle at once. These signs indicate the candle is not burning properly and the flame isn't controlled. Let your candle cool, trim the wick, then check for draughts before re-lighting.

  9. Maximise your scent throw by keeping windows and doors closed. For maximum fragrance keep your environment closed up, light your candle and burn in desired space for 30 mins before entering.

  10. Always store your Cowes Coastal Candle in a cool, dark and dry place.

  11. Avoid placing your Cowes Coastal Candle where it will be directly exposed to sunlight or harsh indoor lighting, such as a spotlights. Exposure to these may cause discolouring of your candle. Never leave your Cowes Coastal Candle unattended

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