Top 4 Candle Care Tips

To help you make the most of your Cape Island candle, we’ve pulled together our top 4 candle care rule. 

Trim the wick

To ensure an even and smoke-free burn, the wick should be trimmed to a length of 5mm before each burn. The best time to do this is when the candle wax is completely cool. ​

Create a melt pool
Allow your candle to burn until a pool of wax forms on the candle's surface. Wax has a memory and if you extinguish it too soon, this may result in "tunneling". To get the most from your candle and maximize scent throw, it is ideal for the entire surface of the candle to liquefy before extinguishing.

The 4-hour rule
Never exceed a 4-hour burning time in any burn after the initial burn. This will help to preserve the fragrance of your candle and prevent unsightly debris and soot from dirtying the wax. Allow your candle to rest for a minimum of 2 hours before lighting it again.

Avoid blowing out your candle
Blowing out your candle generates a lot of smoke and debris. This mixes with the liquid wax. When the wax is melted, gently turn the wick into the liquid wax to extinguish it. After extinguishing, re-centre the wick so that the candle burns evenly.

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