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Candle Care

How To Burn Your Candle

Just light the wick right?  Well almost but there are a few things you need to do first so please read this guide to care for your candle so you can get the most out of your  fragranced investment.

Light your candle in a well-ventilated room, away from drafts, or fans, which can cause sooting, or rapid, uneven burning.


Burn regular-sized candles for one and a half to two hours at a time. Burning for less time can cause the candle to 'tunnel', which leaves a build-up of wax around the sides. Burning for longer periods (over four hours) can cause the wick to move, become too long, smoke or slant.


Make sure you stop burning your candle when 10mm of wax remains at the bottom, keep an eye on a burning candle when the wax is low.


Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings and matches, as debris in the wax can act as a secondary wick, encouraging your candle to burn faster.


After extinguishing the flame with a snuffer, centre and straighten the wick. Burning for too long can cause the wick to move, or slant. If you see a flaming wick come close to the candle  wall, extinguish the flame and straighten the wick to prevent the glass from cracking.


Long, or crooked wicks can create high flames, smoking, or sooting. Trimming the wick to 5mm (when the wax has set) is the easiest way to prevent this.

Please take the utmost care when handling/using products from Pendlewick Candles as we cannot accept any responsibility for injuries from the use of our products. 

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