Candle Care Tips – Get Lit!

Important information:
  • Keep burning candles away from flammable material, children and pets
  • Keep the candle away from drafts such as ceiling fans or breezes
  • Never move the candle or handle the container while it’s burning
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended
  • Do not place candles near other heat sources
  • Extinguish candles with care to ensure hot wax doesn’t splatter
  • Store candles in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight

Here are some guidelines to help you get the best result from your Champagne Collective Candle:

The First Time: Wooden wicks are different to regular wicks and require special care. The initial burn is the most important. The candle needs to burn continuously for approximately two to three hours. Light the wick all the way across, not just at the end. Ensure the top of the candle has completely melted to the edge of the container before you extinguish it. 
 
Burn, Baby, Burn: Keep the lighter on the wooden wick a bit longer than you think is necessary. The flame height may vary at times and even extinguish. Never fear – this is normal. It may take couple of attempts to light properly.
 
Subsequent Burns: These should be limited to three hours. After that the candle won’t release any more scent.
 
Trimage: Trim your wick after each burn. First gently break-off any blackened parts of the wick with your fingers and remove them from the container. Then trim the wick to approximately 5mm.
 
Smoke Alarm: If your candle is smoking excessively it may be in a drafty area or the wick is too long (see Trimage).
 
Wax On, Wax Off: We use NatureWax, a 100% soy wax that produces a much cleaner burn than traditional paraffin wax and is used by professional candle makers around the world.
 
Air Pockets and Cracks: Pockets of air may develop between the container and the wax. All candles are sensitive to temperature variations so slight shrinkage and cracking may occasionally occur. Soy wax has unique characteristics so imperfections are normal and will not affect the quality of your candle.
 
Burnout: Never burn your candle to the base. Leave approximately 5mm of wax at the bottom to prevent the container from overheating. After cooling, place your candle in the freezer. The remaining wax will contract and pop out.
 
Recycle: Empty candle containers can be used for flowers, makeup supplies, pencils, plants, etc. The possibilities are endless…