All of our milk candles are lovingly made so here are some tips to keep them looking and working their best (and safest).
How to Burn your Candle
1. Light your candle in a well-ventilated room, away from drafts, or fans, which can cause sooting (black marks), or rapid, uneven burning.
2. Burn candles for one and a half to two hours at a time. Burning for less time can cause the candle to 'tunnel', which leaves a build-up of wax around the sides. Burning for longer periods (over four hours) can cause the wick to move, or slant.
3. Make sure you stop burning your candle when only 10mm of wick is remaining and always keep an eye on the burning candle when the wax is low.
How to Care for Wicks
1. Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings and matches, as debris in the wax can act as a secondary wick, encouraging your candle to burn faster.
2. Long, or crooked wicks can create high flames, smoking, or sooting. Trimming the wick to 5mm (when the wax has set) is the easiest way to prevent this.
Please note that ribbons on Candles are for decorative purposes only, so please be mindful to remove before lighting.
Pull away' is a term used to describe what looks like air bubbles on candle jars. After the molten wax is poured into a jar and cools down, it will slightly shrink, which can cause the wax to pull away very slightly from the jar. This gap is no larger than a hair, but the glass can act as a magnifier, creating the illusion of an air bubble. However, there's no need to worry about this, as once you light your candle and it warms back up, these bubbles will disappear.