Candle Care

The following tips will help you get the most out of your Candles of Light candle experience. 

  • Do not trim your candle prior to the first burn. All our wicks are pre-trimmed.
  • To prevent tunnelling, ensure you burn your candle until wax melts across the entire surface, or for a maximum of 4 hours.
  • Once the wax is fully melted across the surface, extinguish and allow to cool before trimming the wick to 5mm. Your candle is now ready to relight.
  • Avoid placing the candle in drafty areas as this will decrease burn time, cause uneven burning, smoking and diminished scent throw.
  • If the flame becomes too high, smoking or has excessive flickering, extinguish and allow the candle to cool. Trim the wick to 5mm and relight. Check the candle is not placed in a drafty location.
  • If the candle has been smoking and leaves soot on the jar, or settles in the wax, extinguish the flame. Allow the wax to cool and reset, trim wick and wipe excess soot with a paper towel before relighting.
  • Keep wicks centered and standing upright. Do not allow flame to touch the side of the glass vessel. If this happens, extinguish flame immediately.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Keep out of reach of children and animals.
  • Please store your candle in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight.
  • Never burn a candle all the way to the bottom. Leave 5mm of unmelted wax at the bottom of the container and discontinue use.
  • Never allow direct flame to touch the bottom of the vessel. 
  • Most importantly - Breathe deeply, relax, and enjoy!

An easy way to clean out your candle jar to give it a second life:

  1. Place candle on surface protected with a towel or newspaper.
  2. Use a butter knife or spoon to scrape as much wax off the jar as you can.
  3. Pour hot-boiling water into the jar, leaving room at the top. (Be careful not to touch the jar's exterior, as it will be hot!)
  4. The hot water will melt the wax, which allows it to float to the top.
  5. Let water and jar cool to room temperature.
  6. Remove the wax, and dispose. You can also strain the water to get rid of any small wax bits. (Be sure not to pour wax down the drain.)
  7. Scrape any remaining wax off, wipe with a paper towel, and clean the jar with soap and water.