We want you to get the most out of each of your candles — whether you're a fan of our Botanist line or our Sensory Series, we're handing off a few tricks & tips to keep your candles burning for as many hours as possible.
The first lighting of a new candle can make or break how it burns the rest of the way down. If you're planning to burn a candle for the first time, make sure you are able to burn the candle long enough for the entire top layer of wax to melt all the way to the sides of the vessel. This can typically take 4-6 hours(aka save this for a super chill night in or a rainy day at home). This prevents tunneling — when the wax starts to melt down only in the center, leaving a tall wall of wax around the sides. By melting the entire top layer of wax on the first burn, you're ensuring that you'll get the most out of the candle each time you light it!
Our Botanist Candles feature a wooden wick, which we love for many reasons, including the tiny crackle they give off while burning. Wooden wicks are nice because they are self-trimming. The only time you should trim a wooden wick is if it start to emit a lot of smoke!
Our Sensory Series Candles feature a regular cotton wick, which requires trimming after each burn. Be sure to keep your wick trimmed between 1/4-1/2 an inch to reduce any smoke. This will also prevent bits of ash from falling into melted wax as your candle burns!