Candle Care: Here’s the 411
You’re psyched on your new scent- as you should be! We want to make sure you get the most out of your candle burning experience.
Wanna be Slick? Trim that Wick!The most common mistake candle connoisseurs make is getting too excited to burn, and neglecting to trim the wick. Trimmed wicks make for a clean burn and controlled, brighter flame. Guarantee you have a safe and happy burn by trimming the wick down to around ¼ of an inch. To do this, you can use any pair of scissors you have, or our favorite, nail clippers which can help you reach. No need to be a perfectionist with this - remember you’re going to set it aflame anyway! So give that ol’ long and wacky wick a haircut before you light it.
Burn, Baby Burn!The first time trying your new candle is the most important time to let it burn! This helps make for an even wax layer and avoids that annoying ring that shows up around the base of your wick. We recommend burning for a good amount of time after the initial light, and not blowing it out to early. This could be anywhere from 2-6 hours depending on candle size. Make sure your wax evenly burns, and it melts all the way to the edges of the jar to avoid that pesky wick sinking!
Know When to Let Go
Thanks for the Tips, but I Already Ruined My Candle...
Well soot, does your wick keep moving down around that wall of wax? Wax tunneling is no fun and could be avoided by trimming the wick, and having a long initial burn. Not all of us can be candle experts though, so here’s a hack you can use to distribute an even burn:
1. Place a piece of aluminum foil over the rim of the jar
2. Make a small opening above the wick to release heat
3. Let it burn for about an hour, or until wax is evenly melted across the jar.
This way the heat can be distributed evenly and the wax will have an even melt, letting you bring that candle back to life!
You’ve gotten 50+ hours of life out of your candle, who’s to say you can’t get some more? Place it in the freezer for an hour or two, and the last of the wax will pop right out! That way you don’t have to throw out your new favorite accent piece and let that jar stick around for a while! Learn about ways to repurpose your Broken Top vessels HERE.