Tired of sooty jars, uneven burns and wicks that drown in their own wax?
Here are our tried and tested ways to get the absolute most out of your candles!
The First Burn
The first burn is the most important burn of your candles life! Ensuring that your candle burns for enough time for the entire melt pool of wax to reach the edge of the glass vessel is detrimental to the life of your candle.
It ensures that your wax won't tunnel, your wicks won't drown and also that you get the most out of all the wax in the jar.
Trim Your Wick
We can't express how important this is to the longevity of your candles life!
The wick should be kept at around 6-7mm which will ensure that your wick will not mushroom which causes excess soot, but also it will control the size of the flame ensuring that your candle doesn't burn away too fast.
Keep Out Of Windy Spaces
Having a candle burn near a draught or an open window will decrease the burn time that your candles has, as well as diminishing the fragrance in the room.
Keep It Clean
Believe it or not, if your candle is sitting in an area where the wax is able to gather dust and dirt on the surface, this will have a significant effect on the burn quality of the candle, encouraging wick flickering and soot. All Urban Alchemy candles come with a lid to keep your candle's wax clean between burns.
Although we are taught to blow out candles on a birthday cake, this is not the case for vessel candles! We need to remember that we're dealing with an open flame and a pool of molten wax which can be easily sprayed and splattered if we blow out a wick too hard! The best way to bring your candle's burn to an end is to use a wick snuffer or to dip the wick into the molten wax with a wick dipper which will extinguish the flame without the smoke or mess.