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Candle Safety & Care

Woodwick candles provide such cosy ambiance with their campfire-like crackling. With just a little care and attention, you’ll be able to enjoy your candle’s gorgeous scent and flame for many hours.

HOW TO BURN YOUR CANDLE

1. 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.
 
2. Burn regular-sized candles for one and a half to two hours at a time or until the wax has pooled to the edges. Burning for less time can cause the candle to 'tunnel', which leaves a build-up of wax around the vessel's sides and can reduce the maximum burn time. Burning for longer periods (over four hours) can cause the wick to move, or slant.

3. 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.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR WOODEN WICK

1. To start, make sure your wooden wick is about 1/4 inch tall. Use a long match or lighter, and start at the corner of the wooden wick to get your first burn started. Because we do not use any accelerants, it may take a couple tries to get the wick to light, but don’t worry, it will light. 
 
2. Once lit, it’s very important to let your candle burn until the pool of melted wax reaches the edges of the vessel.this usually takes about 3 hours. Doing a proper memory burn ensures you will get the longest life and cleanest burns out of your candle
 
3. After the melted wax has reached the edges, you can blow out your candle and let it cool. Once cooled, gently pinch the carbon from the wick, either with wick trimmers or between your fingers, and shorten the wick back to about 1/4 inch. 

4. If you notice the flame getting too high and too close to the vessel, extinguish the fire, let the candle cool completely before trimming the wick back to 1/4' tall.

Caution: never leave your candle unattended. Be sure to place it a heat resistant surface. Keep away from pets, children, and flammable items.

 

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