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How to burn your candle

1. Light your candle in a well-ventilated room, away from draughts or fans, which can cause sooting (black marks on the vessel) or rapid, uneven burning.

2. Burn regular-sized candles for one and a half to two hours at a time. Burning for less time can cause the candle to 'tunnel', which leaves excessive wax around the vessel's sides. Burning for longer periods (over four hours) can cause wick migration.

3. Make sure you stop burning your candle when ½ inch of wax remains at the bottom, keeping an eye on a 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.

2. Center and straighten the wick after blowing out the flame using a snuffer. A candle which has been burning too long can cause wick migration. If you see a flaming wick come close to the vessel wall, blow it out and straighten the wick to prevent vessels cracking.

3. Long or crooked wicks can create high flames, smoking or sooting. Trimming the wick to ¼ inch (when the wax has set) is the easiest way to prevent this.

How to store your candle

1. When your candle isn't in use, store it 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 burn.

2. Condensation on the surface of a candle is a sign it has not been stored correctly or for too long. Make sure to wipe this away with a paper towel before lighting.

3. Storing candles for too long can affect the scent, so use your candle in a reasonable time to make the most of the beautiful fragrance.

Using our botanical candles

1. As botanical candles feature a hard outer shell (which doesn't burn down) and soft wax core (which does), they should always be placed on a candle plate.

2. Keep them away from external sources of heat, as this can melt the hard outer shell of wax and cause holes for the inner core to spill out of.

3. Botanical Candles are delicate and all the above candle care - including burn length, trimming of wicks and storage - should be followed.

Did you know?

'Pull away' is a term used to describe what looks like air bubbles on candles in clear glass vessels. After the molten wax has been poured into a vessel and cools down, it will slightly shrink, which can cause the wax to pull away very slightly from the vessel wall. This gap is no larger than a hair, however the glass can act as a magnifier, creating an 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.

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