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Candles 101: The Perfect Burn

Whether you’re a candle connoisseur or a budding burner, there are a few key things to know for sparking the cleanest glow. Here are our top tips below.

#1 Snip, snip

Trim your wick to about ¼ ” every time you light up for a more even burn. This gives your candle a longer, happier life and helps minimize soot.

#2 Always in the dark

Candles like to live in cool, dark places when they’re not being used. Store with the lid on to keep dust out and protect the wax and fragrance. Storing in warm or extreme temps can affect the wax.

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#3 Right off the bat

The first time you light your candle is the most crucial. Make sure your initial burn melts the entire surface of the candle. If not, a memory ring will form and the wax will tunnel in this melt pattern for the life of the candle.

#4 Timing is everything

With our CLEAN RESERVE Natural Soy Blend candles, you can enjoy lovely, clean burns for 3 hours max at a time. This burn guideline helps preserve the life of the candles. Also, always let your candle cool before touching or relighting it, and never extinguish the flame with the wooden cap.