How to burn your Cheshire Home Fragrance candle
Burn your candles for approx. two hours at a time. Burning for less time can cause the candle to ‘tunnel’, which leaves a build-up of wax around the containers sides. Burning for longer periods (over four hours) can cause the wick to move, or slant.
Light your candle in a well-ventilated room, away from drafts, or fans, which can cause sooting (black marks on the vessel), or rapid, uneven burning.
Candles become very hot and may mark your furniture so it’s a good idea to place candles on a protective heat resistant base. Keep your candle out of sunlight and away for direct heat and flammable materials.
Make sure you stop burning your candle when 10mm of wax remains at the bottom, keeping an eye on a burning candle when the wax is low. Never burn it to the very end – this is dangerous and can cause the container to crack.
HOW TO CARE FOR WICKS
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.
After extinguishing the flame with preferably a snuffer or spoon. It is safer than blowing them out, which can send sparks and hot wax flying. Centre and straighten the wick. Burning for too long can cause the wick to move, or slant. If you see a flaming wick come close to the vessel wall, extinguish the flame and straighten the wick to prevent the vessel from cracking.
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.
HOW TO STORE YOUR CANDLE
When your candle isn’t in use, store in a cool dry place and cover it with an elegant candle lid to protect the quality wax from dust, which can dull its scent and cause problems during burning.
Condensation on the surface of a candle is a sign it has not been stored correctly, or has been stored for too long. Make sure to wipe this away with a paper towel before lighting.
Storing candles for too long can affect the scent, so use your candle in a reasonable time to make the most of its beautiful fragrance.
Did you Know?
‘Pull away’ is a term used to describe what looks like air bubbles on candles in clear glass containers. After the molten wax has been poured into a container and cools down, it will slightly shrink, which can cause the wax to pull away very slightly from the container side. This gap is actually 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 start to disappear.