The right way to burn your candles

The right way to burn your candles

One of the hardest things you have to deal with when buying a candle is which one to choose. With so many alluring fragrances to set the mood for everything from entertaining to relaxation, you can often walk away with more than one. And that’s more than OK! After all, you can never have too many candles!

So when you finally take your gorgeous, new candle, unwrap it and set it in place to burn, you may take a glance at the Care Instructions enclosed but not give it any more thought than that. After all, you know how to burn a candle. But we are here to let you in on a little secret, the Care Instructions are enclosed to not only ensure you burn your candle safely but also to help you get the most burn time out of your candle.

Part of the joy of burning any beautiful candle is taking the time to look after it and get the most out of it. So if you haven’t had the pleasure of unwrapping an Australian made Kate Hill Flower Candle yet to read our Care Instructions, we happily share tips for ensuring the longevity of your candle herein:

  1. Always burn the candle until you reach a full melt pool across the top of the candle. This is usually achieved in around 1.5 hours. (see image below).
  2. Never burn your candle beyond 4 hours at one time.
  3. Before relighting, trim wicks to 5mm to prevent excess smoking.
  4. Always light all available wicks.
  5. Keep the lid on your candle when not in use.
  6. If black residue appears on the inside of the candle, clean it with a paper towel or microfiber cloth.
  7. Keep both wicks centred, as they were when your candle was new.
  8. Store your candle in a dry, cool place below 25 degrees Celsius and out of direct sunlight.
  9. Your flame should burn upright and flicker as little as possible.

When you invest in a high quality candle and follow these simple steps, you will notice your candle burn time extends, giving you far more pleasure and time to enjoy your candle right throughout the year.


Example of candle reaching full melt pool.

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