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Candle Care 101

If you're anything like us, you're candle obsessed. It's okay, we're a welcoming group of little flame lovers. But when it comes to caring for these lit up beauties, how much do you really know?

Of course, attention is key when it comes to an open flame, but there's a bit more than meets the eye to keeping your candle burning at it's best.  We've gathered our tips and tricks of the trade to help you make your favourite Witchy candles last and last.

 1. First and foremost. Trim. Your. Wicks.

We know when you want to light up the Lovers candle, you want to smell that deep sweet scent and you want it now! But taking a moment to trim that wick to 5mm is going to help your candle burn a little bit slower and a little bit longer. Make sure you're doing this when the candle wax is solid, right before you light it. Discard those trimming in the trash and make sure none land in the glass! Those little flammable dots need to be kicked out for good.

2. Remove your crystals.

I know, I know. They look sooo good. But we recommend that you remove your crystals as soon as you can to prevent falling into the melt pool. Usually, after about 10 minutes of burning they'll slip right out! You can then give them a quick wash with hot soapy water to get rid of any wax residue - they have been selected to ensure this is safe.

 3. Always let your first burn last 3-4 hours (until the pooling wax reaches the edge of the glass).

The first time you light up a new candle, let it burn for a couple hours until the pool of wax reaches the edge of the glass. If you don't, you run the risk of burning straight down the center of the candle and missing out on precious hours of fabulous fragrance.

4. That being said, don't burn your candle for too long either!

5-6 hours is plenty of time to fill your home with the scents you love. Any longer and your candle may get too hot and the wick may get too long. Put that flame out and let your candle solidify before trimming and lighting again.

5. Burn in a safe environment.

Place your candles on non-flammable, heat resistant surfaces and never leave a burning candle unattended. Also be aware that placing a hot candle on a cool surface like marble or glass may cause the vessel to crack. 

6. Once there's less than 1cm of wax left in the glass, it's time to let go.

Industry standard safety measures suggest not burning any candle all the way to the bottom of the vessel, and Witchy is no different. We know, it's hard to come to terms with losing your favourite scent, but consider it an opportunity to give something new a try. You can pop your empty candle in the dishwasher and re-use the container!

It may seem like a lot for candle care, but trust us, these little tips are going to make you and your wax happy :)