Candles are really fickle items! Ours are made out of natural vegetable wax and essential oils that have properties that are always in flux. Changes in room temperature, excessive sunlight, wick length, and how long you burn the candle for all affect how it will function in the long run. To the right are a few tips to help keep your candle burning at its best.
• On the first burn, make sure to have the candle lit for at least 3 hours.
• Also on the first burn, leave the wick a little longer than you normally would keep it trimmed.
• Each time you burn the candle, let it burn long enough so the wax pool can melt as close to the edge of the container as possible.
• Don't let the candle burn for more than 4 hours at a time.
• If the wick smokes at all, trim it to about 1/4"
• Optimal room temperature for our candles is 70°. If you burn it in a cold room, the wax pool will not melt all the way to the edges of the container. Our stoneware tends to get cold easily, so this can change how the candle burns drastically. For the same reason, keep the candle out of drafts and wind.