Candle Care

Candle care

 

Wooden wick candles are so unique! Each wooden wick will crackle like a tiny fireplace when burning, which creates a relaxing experience. Proper candle burning and safety is important to make sure you and your home are safe!

The first light of a candle is very important in ensuring a clean and even burn for every burn afterward. This is called the Memory Burn.

When you receive your new candle, let it burn long enough to allow the melted wax on the surface to reach the edge of the jar. This may take 2-4 hours depending on the size of your candle. 

 

Simple instructions are given on the label of each candle, but here is the full list of tips and tricks to get the most out of your beautiful candle:

 

Burning Your Candle

  • Burn the candle for a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 4 hours each time you light it.

  • Burning the candle for a minimum of 2 hours helps the candle develop a full melt pool - avoiding unused wax being left around the side of the tin.

  • Wooden wicks light slower than cotton wicks. It is comparable to lighting a fireplace. Hold your lighter close to the wick for 20 or more seconds to fully light the wick.

  • Do not touch the metal tin while the candle is burning or while it's still warm. Do not move candle while burning or if wax is hot.

  • Coconut wax candles burn slower and are more temperature sensitive than paraffin or soy candles. Your burn rate and candle characteristics might be different depending on the temperature of the room you burn it in.

  • Discontinue use when only 1/2 in. of wax remains in bottom. 

 

Trim the Wick Between Each Burn

  • We recommend trimming the wick with a candle wick trimmer, although a small pair of scissors should do the trick. 

  • Trim the wick to about 1/4 inch from the wax. This will ensure the candle burns smoothly and evenly and it keeps the flame low in the vessel.

  • If you have burned the candle a while and the flame is very low, you may need to remove the extra burnt wood at the top of the wick.

 

Displaying Your Candle

  • Burn on a heat-resistant, flat surface. Keep away from drafts, children, pets, fabric or anything flammable. Always burn within sight. 

  • Do not leave a burning candle unattended.

  • Burn candles in a well-ventilated, non-drafty room. A draft might blow out the candle prematurely or keep it from staying lit.

  • We are not responsible for incorrectly burned candles and lack of safety precautions taken when burning.

 

Re-use or Recycle Your Packaging!

  • We use metal tins which can be scraped out and re-purposed, or recycled at your local recycling center. 

  • Once the candle has reached about 1/2" of wax remaining, stop burning it. Continuing to burn past this point is a fire hazard. 

  • At the point of the remaining 1/2 inch of wax, either place candle in the freezer for a few hours or carefully warm the bottom of the candle by placing on top of a hot mug of water. Once loosened, you can pop out the wick holder and wax and then wipe the container with a paper towel. Clean with soap and water or even a 1:1 ratio of detergent and rubbing alcohol. Then simply re-use! 

 

Caution: Failure to follow instructions could result in fire hazard, injury, or smoke damage.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read our guide!

 

If you have any further questions - please do not hesitate to drop us an email at info@athistlemoon.com  - or get in touch via our social media channels. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

 
 
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