Candle Care

How To Use:

  • For the initial burn: burn for at least 2 hours (for 4oz tins) and 3 hours (for 9oz jars) to promote an even melted wax pool. This is crucial to get the most out of your candle and will set the tone for every burn after.
  • Give your candle enough burning time to develop a melted wax pool that goes all the way to the edge of the container on the first use - this can take up to a few hours, depending on candle size.
  • If you don’t allow your candle to burn long enough to form a full melt pool on the first burn, the candle will “tunnel” and start to form wax around the wick. This will make it more difficult for the wax around the edges of the jar to melt, causing the tunneling effect to continue with each burn. Eventually the tunnel will become too deep for fresh oxygen to flow in, and your candle will have trouble staying lit for more than short periods of time.
  • After the first burn, you don’t have to let a full wax pool form every single time, but it is ideal if you want to get the most life out of your candle. Just make sure to give your jar candles a nice long burn every so often to “reset” the wax memory and prevent any tunneling.
  • Keep the lid screwed on, when not burning, to preserve the scent.

Before Burning:

  • (Recommended) Prior to burning your candle, trim the wick at least ¼ inch. This prevents uneven burning, dripping or flaring. 
  • Avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, and excessive dripping.
  • Burn for 2-3 hours each time you light the candle. This will help the candle burn evenly, and remember to trim wicks before each burn.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended or lit while sleeping. If you are going to leave the room or go to bed, be sure to extinguish all candles first!
  • Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a candle container when the wax is liquified.
  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For safety measures, stop burning a candle when there is ¼ inch of wax left in the vessel.
  • If burning multiple candles, place each candle at least three inches apart from one another. This is to ensure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts.
  • Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Before re-lighting, let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts.
  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lit candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.

When Extinguishing:

  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle, if available, as it’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering. Or place the lid over the flame.
  • Do not use water to extinguish a candle, this can cause the hot wax to splatter and could break a glass container.
  • Before leaving the room, make sure your candle is completely out and there is no glow coming from the wick ember.
  • Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.

How to fix a candle that won't stay lit:

  • If your candle won’t stay lit because it is “drowning” in a wax pool, try using a paper towel or napkin to soak up some of the excess wax. Extinguish the flame before putting the napkin in the wax.
  • Wait for the melted wax to dry, relight your candle, and repeat until your wick has room to breathe.
  • If the above doesn't work, we’ve heard of people scraping out the wax near the edge of the jar, or even creating a little dome of aluminum foil around the rim of the container to help melt the hard wax at the edges.
  • Other than tunneling, if your wood wick candle won’t stay lit it’s probably because the wick is too long, or it needs to be trimmed and clean of charred material.
  • Remember it’s not the wood fueling your candle’s flame, it’s the wax. The flame is drawing the wax upwards through the wick, so if it’s not trimmed short and clean, the wax can’t make it to the flame.
  • For trimming, we’ve always found our fingers to work best or an old set of nail clippers or a wick trimmer. Turn the candle upside down and gently break off the burnt parts of the wick.
  • For optimal burn, keep your wood wick trimmed to about ⅛” - around the width of the metal part of a USB drive. You’ll also want to clean off any charred bits.

How to clean after use:

Place in the freezer for 2 hours, then gently use a knife to remove the wax. Wet a cloth with warm water to wipe away any excess. Wash with hot water and soap or place in the dishwasher.

Once the jar has been cleaned, toss the wick in your trash and place the jar and lid in your recycling bin, separated from each other (the label is also recyclable) 

How to repurpose, reuse or recycle:

-Small Vase

-Bathroom Accessories holder (makeup, brushes, q-tips, cotton pads, etc.)

-Drinking Glass

-Fill with snacks (fruits, nuts, granola, etc.)