By following a few simple rules will ensure you get the best result from your
Southern Lights Candles.
TRIM THE WICK
Before lighting always trim the wick to 5mm and remove any debris to encourage
an even burn. Cotton wicks sometimes mushroom, always remove the top with scissors or a wick trimmer to ensure a clean burn.
Candles burn best in still air, ensuring they don’t drip or smoke. If you can’t
avoid a draught, turn the candle periodically to avoid an uneven burn and
possible smoke. Choose a vessel to help protect you candle and consider
the size and space around the candle as it will burn hotter and may overheat
causing it to drip or smoke.
SETTING THE CANDLE MEMORY
Start burning the candle for one hour for every 2.5cm diameter the first time it
is lit. This will maximise the burn pool and avoid creating a tunnel/crater.
Votives need to go into a votive holder as when burning they are designed to
melt and liquify. To make removal easier add a teaspoon of water in the holder
prior to burning.
TAPER AND DINNER CANDLES
Kept vertical, our taper and dinner candles will not smoke or drip if kept out of direct wind, Air Conditioning or draughts.
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