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Pillar Candles

Candle Safety

It is important to have a read of the safety instructions on the base of the candle.

  • Before every burn (and including the very first burn) trim your wick to approximately 5mm in length.
  • Ensure candle is on a stable and heat resistant surface
  • Discontinue using candle when 2 cm of wax remains
  • Avoid exposure to drafts
  • Do not burn on or flammable materials
  • Always leave at least 10cm between burning candles
  • NEVER leave burning candle unattended

 

Pillar Candle Burning Tips:

Initial burn time
Allow the wax to melt close to the edge of the candle for the initial burn. This process may take up to 3-4 hours of burning, so make sure you let your pillar candle burn for at least 3 hours for the initial burn. This process will prevent “tunneling”

Setting the memory

To prevent tunneling (Candle Tunneling is when a candle burns down the centre, leaving a rim of hard wax around the outside) we need to maximise the size of the initial wax pool. This is because the size of the wax pool during the first burn will set the memory for the life of the candle. The initial burn time for our 7cm pillars should be 3-4 hours.

Trimming Wicks

Before every burn (and including the very first burn) trim your wick to approximately 5mm in length. This will give a clean, even burn whereas a long wick can cause smoking and an uneven burn. You may also notice a “mushrooming” of the wick ("mushroom" shape, formed at the end of a candle wick after burning). To ensure a clean burn, we recommend removing the black “mushroom” before lighting your candle.

Avoid Draughts

To provide the best burn for your candle always burn your candles in a well-ventilated room, away from drafts, vents or strong air currents. If you cannot avoid draughts, turn the candle periodically to avoid uneven burning and possible candle collapse. A candle in a draught may also start to smoke.

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