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PREPARING YOUR CANDLE FOR THE FIRST BURN


The first thing you want to do is make sure your wick is the proper length. We recommend using a wick trimmer since it creates a nice clean cut that maintains the integrity of the wick. You want your wick to be about ¼” in length before burning. You will want to trim the wick to this size for every subsequent burn. We recommend only trimming wicks on cooled candles, to prevent debris from falling into hot wax. Next, you want to find the perfect surface for burning. The ideal surface is even, heat safe, away from drafts, and out of reach of pets, children and wild or elaborate draperies. We love an elaborate window treatment, just keep them away from fire! If burning moulded candles make sure they are placed in a safe burning container and away from any flammable objects as they will create a melt pool and the wax will disperse everywhere if not contained. Finally, you may light your candle. Lighters are great for early burns, but as the candle wax gets lower, we recommend a long match to reach the wicks without burning yourself. Babysitting your candle Helping your candle burn to its potential is a delicate balance of leaving it alone and keeping an eye on it. Most surfaces aren’t perfectly even, so we recommend rotating your candle 180 degrees every 30 minutes. This will ensure that you get an even pool of liquid wax.



EXTINGUISHING YOUR CANDLE Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle, if available, as it is the safest way to prevent hot wax from splashing and causing your candle to smoke. Do not use water to extinguish a candle, this can cause the hot wax to splatter and could break the glass container. Before leaving the room make sure your candle is completely out and there is no glow from the wick ember.

Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled

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