Candle Tips

Help your candles burn their longest with these helpful tips.

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The Taper

For best results and a dripless burn, trim the wick to ¼ inch before each lighting and keep the flame away from open windows, fans, and drafts.

When extinguishing, place hand behind candle to blow out, or better yet, use a snuffer to avoid a smoldering wick. The base diameter for each candle is 7/8 inch, which fits a standard candlestick. Custom sizes are available upon request. Each taper will burn for approximately 1 hour per inch of length.

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The Smooth Pillar

For best results, trim the wick to ¼ inch before each lighting and keep the flame away from open windows, fans, and drafts.

To avoid a tunneling wick over the lifespan of the candle, burn for at least 90 minutes before extinguishing. Allowing the molten wax pool to reach the edge of the candle before extinguishing can help to prevent tunneling. If a wall of unmelted wax begins to form on one side of the candle, gently mold it in towards the flame while it is warm. If the wick is bending severely to one side, use a tool (an unbent paper clip works well) to nudge the wick upright from the base of the exposed wick.

When extinguishing, use a tool to tip the burning wick down into the wax pool and then back out again.

Under these conditions, each large pillar will burn for upwards of 8 hours per inch.

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The Honeycomb Pillar

For best results, trim the wick to ¼ inch before each lighting and keep the flame away from open windows, fans, and drafts.

To avoid a tunneling wick over the lifespan of the candle, burn for at least 90 minutes before extinguishing. If the wick is bending severely to one side, use a tool (an unbent paper clip works well) to nudge the wick upright from the base of the exposed wick.

When extinguishing, use a tool to tip the burning wick down into the wax pool and then back out again.

Under these conditions, each large pillar will burn for roughly 50 hours, and each medium pillar for roughly 35 hours.

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The Votive

For best results, trim the wick to ¼ inch before each lighting and keep the flame away from open windows, fans, and drafts.

The traditional votive is designed to spill out over the edge of the candle and fill a snug container as it burns. This will lengthen the burn time to around 20 hours or more. For best results, keep the candle lit for 2 hours or more at a time.

You can purchase these with a glass jar for burning, then use refills and reuse the jar. Place the jar with leftover wax in a saucepan with with a little water in the bottom to create a double boiler. Gently heat the water and melt the wax, wiping it away with a paper towel while warm.

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The Tealight

For best results, trim the wick to ¼ inch before each lighting and keep the flame away from open windows, fans, and drafts.

Allow the tealight to remain lit for at least 1.5 hours per burn. As the candle nears the end of its life, allow the flame to burn until it goes out to lengthen the overall burn time. Beeswax tealights will burn for 5 hours.

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