Candle Care

How to Get the Most Out of Your Candle: Embrace the Art of Candle Care
Candle care is essential to ensure you get the very best from your candle and create a delightful and safe experience. Whether you're indulging in our scented luxury candles or crystal-infused creations, following these tips will help you maximise your candle's lifespan and enjoy the enchanting ambiance it brings to your space.
The First Burn: Allow for an Even Melt Pool
When you first light your candle, it's crucial to allow for an even melt pool to prevent tunnelling. To achieve this, let the candle burn for 2-4 hours during the initial use. This ensures that the entire surface of the wax melts evenly, preventing wastage and optimising the burn time of your candle.
Removing Large Crystals (if applicable)
Some of our candles feature large crystals embedded within the wax. Before lighting the candle, it's important to remove these crystals gently to ensure a smooth burn. By taking this step, you can avoid any disruptions to the flame and maintain the integrity of the candle's fragrance and appearance.
Trimming Your Wick: The Key to a Safe and Efficient Burn
One of the most crucial aspects of candle care is trimming the wick before each use. A properly trimmed wick offers several benefits, including preventing soot buildup, prolonging the candle's life, and reducing the risk of accidents. When a wick is too long, it can create a larger flame that produces more soot, which can accumulate on surrounding surfaces.
To trim your candle wick, use a pair of scissors or a candle wick trimmer to cut it to about 1/4 inch. This length ensures a clean burn and minimises the risk of soot. By making wick trimming a regular practice, you'll enjoy a safer, more efficient, and longer-lasting candle.
Additional Tips for Wick Trimming
Here are some additional tips to ensure you get the most out of your candle's wick trimming routine:
  1. Trim before each use: Consistency is key. Trim the wick every time you light the candle to maintain an optimal burning experience.
  2. Use sharp scissors: A sharp pair of scissors prevents the wick from fraying and ensures a clean cut.
  3. Ideal wick length: Aim for a wick length of about 1/4 inch, as this is the ideal length for a safe and steady burn.
  4. Avoid cutting too short: Trimming the wick too short can damage it and hinder a proper burn, so be mindful of the length.
  5. Safety first: When trimming the wick, be cautious not to touch the flame to avoid burns.
Candle Placement and Safety Measures
To ensure a safe and enjoyable candle experience, consider the following placement and safety measures:
  1. Keep away from flammable objects and surfaces: Place candles on heat-resistant surfaces and away from curtains, papers, and other flammable materials.
  2. Away from children, pets, and draughts: Keep candles out of reach of children and pets, and ensure they are away from drafts to prevent uneven burning.
  3. Never leave unattended: Never leave a burning candle unattended, as accidents can happen quickly.
Wooden Wick Advice
If you have a candle with a wooden wick, it's essential to follow specific care instructions. Wooden wicks require a slightly longer initial burn time to ensure they are fully ignited and maintain a consistent burn in subsequent uses.
Embrace the Art of Candle Care
With these candle care tips, you can elevate your candle experience and enjoy the full benefits of our sustainable, non-toxic, and exquisite candles. By taking care of your candles, you can make the most out of their burn time, create a safe environment, and relish the enchanting scents that fill your space. Light up your life with Tripps Somerset candles and immerse yourself in the captivating world of sustainable luxury fragrances.