Caring for your Candles

Susie K
August 9th, 2020

People always ask me, do I really need to trim my wicks. The answer is always YES! There are tips on getting the most of out of your candles and if you follow the Care Instructions, not only will you stay safe around a burning flame, but your candles will last longer, burn better and love you for it! ;)

Ready? Here we go....

·        When lighting your Sassy Kandle for the first time, do not extinguish the candle until the wax melts across entire surface to the sides of glassware (this will help prevent tunnelling and creates an even burn for the duration of the candle’s ‘life’) Depending on your environment, this may take anywhere from 2-4 hours

·        Trim the wick to 5 mm before each burn. (Super important!) This will promote an even burn, steady flame and will help limit sooting/mushrooming of wick.

·        If soot forms on the inside of your glassware, simply extinguish your candle and wait for it to cool. Then wipe with a clean damp cloth or paper towel. Trim the wick and relight.

·        Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.

·        Always extinguish your Sassy Kandle with a snuffer, or dip the wick into melted wax.  Do not blow out the flame. We know this is hard…we all do it.

·        Do not burn you candle for more than 4 hours at a time.

·        Know when to say goodbye…When your candle has burnt down to just over 1cm, it’s time to blow it out,

·        Eliminate draughts from your environment where possible. Draughts decrease burn time, cause uneven burning, increased smoking and diminish scent throw.

·        An efficient burning means flame is not flickering, is teardrop shaped and standing upright.

·        If you candle begins to smoke, flicker or the candle flame becomes too high; extinguish your candle at once. These signs indicate the candle is not burning properly and the flame isn't controlled. Let your candle cool, trim the wick, then check for draughts before re-lighting.

·        Maximise your scent throw by keeping windows and doors closed. For maximum fragrance keep your environment closed up, light your candle and burn in desired space for 30 mins before entering.

·        Always store your Sassy Kandle in a cool, dark and dry place.

·        Avoid placing your Sassy Kandle where it will be directly exposed to sunlight or harsh indoor lighting, such as a spotlights. Exposure to these may cause discolouring of your candle.

  • BURN  IT SAFELY. Always burn your candle on a heat resistant surface, keep it     out of drafts and NEVER leave it unattended while lit.
  • KNOW  WHEN TO SAY GOODBYE. When only 1/2" of wax remains, it's time to let     your candle go.

Susie K