Candle Care: Tips and Tricks
Sophisticated, calming, and elegant, candles are an ideal addition to any room's decor. At Beryl + Blossom, we want to help you make the most of your scented candles, so we've listed a few tips and tricks below to ensure you have the best experience with our earth and soul-friendly products.
Trim, Trim, and Trim Some More
Before lighting, trim the wick to 1/4" using a nail clip, scissors, or a wick trimmer. This ensures a clean safe burn and extends the lifespan of our candles. Try to re-trim your wick before every use, not just the first time you light a candle.
Pro-tip: We personally prefer nail clips for our wooden wicks for a nice clean cut.
Burn Baby Burn!
When first lighted allow your candle to burn for 2-4 hours. Allow the wax to melt to the edges of the jar. This prevents tunneling. Tunneling occurs when the wick burns straight down the candle without creating a full melt pool within 2-4 of being lit.
Stop burning your candle once 1/4"-1/2" remains. Doing otherwise may cause the jar to overheat and may be unsafe.
Pro-tip: If using a 4oz candle, do not burn for more than 2 hours
Keep it Clean and Classy
Be sure to keep your candle wax pool free from matches and debris such as wick trimmings. Our soy and coconut wax candles are particularly sensitive to persistent exposure to high temperatures.
The Ideal Storage Solution
Always store your candles in a cool, dark, and dry place. Try to avoid placing candles in places where they will be exposed to harsh or direct sunlight.