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Candle Care

First burn 

  • On the first use, burn your candle at least until the entire surface becomes molten. This allows the wax to melt to the edge of the glass, thereby creating the 'wax memory'. These increases burn time and prevents tunnelling, or an appearance of an outer ring of hard wax that won’t burn, creating an uneven surface

  • Always place candles on a heat-resistant plate or surface to protect your furniture and other surfaces

Trim before each use

  • Trim the candle wick to 5mm before each use to prevent mushrooming and burn hotter than it should. Wooden wicks must be trimmed using an appropriate candle scissors for precision and to ensure the wick does not get damaged 

Frosting is normal

  • A white coat on the candle container or candle top is called frosting, and it is a perfectly natural effect of hand poured soy wax. It does not affect the performance of the candle​

 

Burn time

  • Do not burn candles for more than four hours at a time as wicks can begin to form a ‘mushroom’

Putting off

  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish candles and ensure that wicks stay centred

  • To protect your candle vessel, never burn the last centimetre of wax and remember to handle candle containers with care as they can become very hot​. It is time to clean the jar, refill or repurpose it & grab yourself another Lit Life candle

  • If smoking occurs, blow the candle out, trim wick(s) and relight

Lit Life 250g candle
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