Ever wondered how long you should burn your candle for? 

How NOT to burn your candle

  • Trim the wick to 6mm before lighting
  • Burn for up to 4 hours. Burning for durations longer than 4 hours will accelerate the burn time (resulting in shorter candle life). As the wick gets longer it produces more soot due to the wick itself burning. 
  • Stop burning the cande when approx 1cm of wax is left in the jar, this will prevent the glass getting too hot

The candle in the photo was allowed to burn longer than 4 hours, with an untrimmed wick which resulted in excess soot, this is not a fault of the candle but due to the length of tiime it as burned. If this happens to you, extinguish the flame, allow the candle to completely cool. To clean the soot from the jar, wipe the inside of the jar with disposable paper towel. Trim the wick before lighting the candle again. 

Burnt Candle