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  • Our top tips for candle care & safety
  • Sara-Jayne McKinty

Our top tips for candle care & safety

Our top tips for candle care & safety

Extend the life of your favourite candle with our top tips for candle care and safety...

As the nights draw in and the temperature begins to drop, we turn to the soft glow of candlelight to create a cosy, inviting ambience and the rich, warming aromas of our favourite scented candle to fill our homes with relaxing scents (Sandalwood, Embers and Tabac are some of our favourites this time of year).

With candle season in full swing and Halloween on the horizon, we wanted to share with you some important candle wisdom to help keep you safe and ensure you get the most out of your St. Eval candle.

Safety First

Our candles come with an important safety label to ensure customers are well informed on the correct and sensible use of our products. You will usually find this on the base of your St. Eval candle.

Our Top Tips

In addition to standard safety guidelines on the safety label, please see below some advice when using our candles:

  • Ensure the wick is kept trimmed to approximately 5mm in length to control the flame height and burn time
  • Keep the wax pool free of any contaminants
  • Keep the lid on our tin candles when not in use to prevent dust from settling
  • Avoid burning candles in draughty areas to encourage an even burn
  • Burn candles for 3-4 hours at a time to achieve optimum burn and longevity
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended or around children and pets.

Achieving an even burn… It’s all in the first burn!

The most important rule applies to the very first time you light your candle. For the first burn, you must let the candle burn long enough to ensure the wax melts all the way to the edges of the candle.

It may sound crazy, but wax has a memory. The first time you light and enjoy your new candle sets the stage for how well the candle will perform throughout its life. If you don’t burn your candle long enough on the first burn, then the next time you burn your candle it will only ever burn up to that point, which is how tunneling happens. This is why we cannot stress the importance of the first burn enough as tunneling can easily be avoided if the first burn is done correctly.

We hope you have found post this useful and informative. If you have any questions, you can speak to our friendly customer service team who will be happy to help

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    Sara-Jayne McKinty