1. Trimming of the fuse.
It is important for the fuse to be the right size before you lite the candle. If the fuse is too long, the candle could burn too hot which results in a reduced burning time. Ofcourse this depends on how many times you trim the fuse.
2. Burn the candle for max. 4 hours.
The chance of the higher temperatures of the burning candle is related to the use of canola wax in our candles. Canola wax has a melting point of 46 degrees celcius. If you let the candle cool down after 4 hours the chance of overheating will be reduced.
If the candle is too hot and the wax is completely melted there is a chance the fuse will change direction in the candle. Which means the candle might not burn the next time you light it.
3. Burn the first layer of the candle completely.
When you burn the candle for the first time it is really important to burn the first layer of the candle completely. This prevents 'tunneling' and makes the candle burn gradual. Tunneling means the candle will burn like a krater down the middle. If you blow out the candle too soon a krater, or Tunneling, could happen. The solotion to Tunneling is making a tinfoil hat for your candle. Make sure to keep an eye on your candle while doing this. The candle cannot get too hot.
4. Pay attention to the candle when it burns.
When you light the candle for the first time it is important to turn the candle 180 degrees every 30 minutes. This is important because a handmade candle is never 100% smooth at the top. If you turn the candle you make sure the top of the candle can become soft and smooth.
5. Don't put your candle on the draft.
If you put your candle on the draft the flame will be wild which makes the candle burn inconsistantly. This may result in unwanted smoke from the fuse and bad burning quality.
6. Putting out your candle.
When you want to put out your candle it is important you put the fuse in the wax and back up. This prevents a smoking fuse and makes sure the fuse is waxed when you want to light it again. If you do this you will also have a longer burning time for your candle.
7. The best way to store your candle.
Store your candle on a cool, dark and dry place. Tip: Scented candles are best kept in a glass dome. When you open the dome you will already smell the scented candle before you light it. This also keeps the dust off your candle.
- Never leave your candle unattended.
- Place your candle on a heat-resistant surface and make sure the candle stands straight and stable on it.
- Do not burn the candle for more than 3 or 4 hours at a time.
- Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
- Make sure there are no flammable objects near your burning candles.
- If you want to burn several candles at the same time, make sure that there is at least 15cm between them.
- Always extinguish your candle if it smokes, the wick is too long or the flame is too high.
- Do not place candles near a heat source such as sunlight, heaters or a fireplace.