To get the most enjoyment from your candle we recommend the following guidelines:
~ Trim the wick to 8-10mm before lighting each time, this ensures your candle will burn cleanly. If your jar is going black it is because the wick is too long, and its causing too large a flame.
~ Allow the candle to melt fully to the edges on the top before extinguishing, this will ensure the candle burns down evenly all the way to the bottom, rather than tunneling.
~ Aim to burn the candle for a minimum of 3 hours at a time to create a wax pool to the edge of the jar.
~Please trim the wick at least every 3 hours as a longer wick will create a mushroom effect which will smoke.
~ For safety reasons we recommend extinguishing the candle when it has approx. 2mm of wax left in the jar. If left to burn after the wax has all evaporated the metal wick tab can overheat and cause the glass to crack. The remaining wax can either be tipped out or washed out in warm soapy water.
~ And of course all the normal candle safety things like: Place on a fire resistant surface, never leave a lit candle unattended, keep away from pets and children.