At Ellie Mac Candles, we want you to get as much enjoyment out of your candles for as long as possible.
Not a lot of people know that there are some important dos and don'ts when it comes to caring for your pure soy wax candle. So we thought we'd put together some top tips that will help you to enjoy your Ellie Mac Candle for longer.
Your first burn needs to be a long burn
It's really important on your first few burns, that you allow your candle to burn for at least three hours. This ensures that your wax melts all the way to the edge of the jar or tin. Why is this important? Because if your candle burns a little tunnel down around the wick, it will do it the next time, and the next time and the next time, until you've got a rim of candle wax around the edge of your jar. This is called 'tunneling'. By burning your candle for at last three hours on the first burn, you ensure the candle melts evenly across the jar, burn after burn.
Trim your wick!
If your candle flame is flickering, smoking or burning too high, it's time to trim your wick. This helps you get a clean burn, and stops you from burning through your candle too quickly. Trim the wick to 1/4 inch from the candle wax before every burn. You can buy wick trimmers online, but a pair of nail clippers or nail scissors will do the job just as well!
Know when to blow out your candle
We know you'll love your Ellie Mac Candle so much, you'll want to burn it to the very end, but please don't. Blow out your candle when it reaches 1/2 inch from the bottom. This helps to avoid the glass at the bottom from getting too hot, and potentially breaking.
For the same reason, it's a good idea to keep your candle burning time to four hours. This also helps you keep an eye on your candle, ensuring that the wick is in good condition and that you're not burning right to the bottom of the jar.
We hope this helps you get the most out of your Ellie Mac Candle. Happy burning!