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Article: How to care for your candle

How to care for your candle

How to care for your candle

Taking care of your new Pure Light candle is essential for ensuring its longevity and optimal performance. Here are some tips to help you:

  1. Trim the Wick: Before lighting the candle for the first time, trim the wick to about 1/4 inch (0.6 cm). This helps to prevent excessive smoking and ensures a clean, even burn.

  2. Burn Time: When you light the candle for the first time, allow it to burn until the wax melts evenly across the surface, reaching the edges of the container. This helps to prevent tunneling, where wax accumulates around the wick and the candle burns unevenly in subsequent uses.

  3. Avoid Drafts: Place the candle away from drafts, as these can cause uneven burning and lead to sooting or smoking.

  4. Burn Time Limit: Don't burn the candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Excessive burning can cause the wick to mushroom, which may lead to soot and uneven burning.

  5. Keep Clean: Keep the wax pool free of debris such as matches or wick trimmings to prevent them from catching fire.

  6. Store Properly: When not in use, store candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent fading and melting.

  7. Extinguish Safely: Use a candle snuffer or gently blow out the flame to extinguish the candle. Avoid using water to put out a candle, as this can cause splattering and damage the candle.

  8. Use a Tray or Holder: Place the candle on a heat-resistant surface or a decorative tray to catch any drips of wax and protect your furniture.

  9. Monitor While Burning: Always keep an eye on a burning candle, and never leave it unattended.

By following these tips, you can enjoy your new candle safely and maximize its burn time and fragrance throw.