Trim the wick of your candle to 5mm before every burn. This prevents a ‘smoking’ wick. If your wick starts to mushroom (form a head on the stem), it means there is a build-up of carbon. Simply extinguish the flame, trim the wick and relight your candle.
Always burn your candle within sight. Place the candle on a level, heat-resistance surface. Do not burn near flammable materials, draughts, children or pets.
Melt the wax to the edge every time. Ensure the wax melts to the edge of the glass every time you burn your candle. This will ensure all future burns are clean and will avoid tunnelling in your wax.
Burn your candle for 1-3 hours to maximise fragrance. The ideal time to burn a candle is 1-3 hours to optimise the fragrance throw. Avoid burning your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.
Avoid extreme heat or cold. Do not store candles in the freezer and never leave them in a hot car.
Extinguish your candle before the liquid gets too deep. When the wax liquefies to approximately 12mm, extinguish the flame and allow it to re-solidify. Trim the wicks prior to relighting. This will prevent your wicks from falling over and overheating the glass, which can lead to cracking or shattering.
Don’t light a candle with less than 5mm wax. Discontinue burning the candle when there is 5mm of wax at the bottom of the jar. Glass is vulnerable to heat and could crack or break when there isn’t enough wax to absorb the heat.
When your Piper & Grace candle has finished, the empty glass may be washed by hand, using warm soapy water, and re-used as a vase or household container.