Follow these easy tips for a longer lasting candle.
Burn Baby Burn
Allow your candle to reach a full melt pool during every burn (this usually takes about 2 hours) where the wax is completely melted around the whole diameter of the jar.
Trim Your Wick
Trim your wick before lighting your candle. You can use a wick trimmer, or just break off the top of the wick with your finger. Leave about 1/4″ of wick to light. This will help create less soot and keep your jar cleaner as your candle burns.
Use common sense when lighting your candle. Don’t place it near any drafty areas, or too close to curtains, fabric or furniture. Never leave a burning candle unattended and don’t let it burn more than 4 hours at a time.
You can re-use our jars after your candle is finished burning! Pop out the wick at the bottom of the jar, dispose of it. Place the jar in the microwave until the wax is melted. Use a paper towel to clean out the jar. Use it for a pen holder, succulent planter, etc.
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How to Clean out your Candle Mug
After your candle is finished burning, pop out the wick (a spoon works well for this). Place the mug in a microwave just a few seconds until the wax is melted. Use a paper towel to wipe out the remaining wax. Wash with soap and water and use again and again!