Just like the first cut is the deepest, the first burn is the most important. Burning the perfect candle is an art and if you want to get it right, simply follow our tips to get the most from your To The Moon scented candle every single time.
Tip 1. Always burn your candle for at least 3 hours to allow the melt pool to reach all edges. Your candle has a memory and wax will only melt as far as it did the first time round. So, if you don't melt the entire top layer of wax on your first burn, the candle will tunnel its entire life, yikes.
Tip 2. A good rule of thumb is to trim your wick after every 4 hours of burn time. When it comes to trimming, always extinguish the flame (obvi), let the candle cool to room temperature, and then trim the wick to approx 5mm.
Tip 3. Treat yourself to a wick trimmer, it makes the above process so much easier and mess-free.
Tip 4. Avoid placing your candle in a draughty area whilst lit. This will cause the flame to consume the wax at a faster rate, meaning your candle won’t burn for as long as intended.
Tip 5. Don’t burn for longer than 4 hours at a time, this could cause the glass to get too hot.
Tip 6. Try to avoid blowing out your candle. This will cause more smoke than necessary and will affect the beautiful scent that’s diffused throughout your room. Invest in a candle snuffer to extinguish the flame gently.
Tip 7. Re-use you candle jar. Place the glass in the fridge for 40 minutes; the cold causes the wax to expand so that any leftovers will pop out of the jar easily. Give it a soapy rinse and it’s ready to be re-used for plants, pens and Pina Coladas.