Use & Candle Care

Candle care is essential for a harmonious experience. Please continue to read to learn more about candle care safety with our unique designs. Candle care will ensure that your candle lasts much longer. 

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Pillar & Ball Candles

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Use a Fireproof Surface

Place pillar candle on fireproof surface.

Trim the Wick

Before lighting, trim wick no shorter than 1/4" inch.

Watch the Flame

If you notice flickering, smoking or a carbon ball forming on the tip of your wick at any point, extinguish, trim the wick and relight.

Hug the Candle

Dependent on the size and shape of the candle, after 3-5 hours of burn time the pillar will need to be hugged, as some of us do. This is to ensure full use of wax and proper oxygenation to the wick. *Please refer to specific instructions on each candle product page.

How To Hug

When you see a mantle, which is the soft/thin edge of wax, gently “hug” [push] mantel toward the wick leaving at least 1/4" of the wick exposed. Do not cover the wick. If walls are a rather thick mantel and firmer to the touch, the candle needs more burn time before hugging, as some of us do.

Why Hug The Candles

Hugging is necessary for a maximum life…of the 100% beeswax pillar and ball candle. If tunneling occurs, there will be a lack of oxygen and your wick will eventually extinguish itself.