Each candle is accompanied with detailed burning instructions. Please follow these instructions in order to create a well, or cavity in the top of your candle. Once the well is established, a clear, uncolored votive candle should be used to refill your candle, allowing you to enjoy its soft glow for countless hours to come.
The following are the basics for burning our candles:
Cut wick to ¼” before lighting candle.
After burning candle for approximately 10-20 minutes, pour out the puddle of melted wax that has formed around the wick. Pouring out the wax encourages the formation of the well. The more frequently the wax is poured out, the narrower your well will be. (A narrow well is a good thing!)
The wick must be kept trimmed to approximately ¼”. If allowed to become longer than this, it will have a tendency to curl over sideways, creating an egg-shaped well rather than the preferred round one.
Once the well in your candle has reached about 2-3”, stop burning your carved candle and use the clear votive candle as a refill. If colored votives are used, the glowing effect will be diminished.
Never leave your burning candle unattended!
Care and Cleaning:
Your candle is made of wax, and will be damaged if dropped or bumped against hard surfaces. Please use care in handling. A thin layer of acrylic glaze has been added to the outside of your candle to discourage dust from clinging or embedding itself into the surface. If your candle should ever need dusting, rinse with clear, cold water. Never use harsh detergents on the surface of your candle, as that may damage the glaze. Store candles in a cool place in your home, never in the attic!
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