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Candle Care Tips

Here is how to get the most out of your Embrace Candle!

Trim your wick

Weather a cotton or wooden wick, if its too long it will create a much larger flame, the heat from it will cause soot and potentially affect the scent throw and performance of your candle.

Trim to about 1/4 inch before lighting, the first time and every time. Make sure to clear out any wick trimmings before lighting the candle.


Start with 2

The first time you light your candle plan to burn it for about 2 hours and then  blow it out and let it cool.

Experience says that lighting a candle long enough the first time gives the best chance to ensure that your candle pools completely across your container, setting it up to continue to do so with each subsequent burn.


Wood wicks need fuel

Similar to a campfire, ignite your wood wick from the bottom up.


When lighting a wooden wick, place the flame from your match or lighter next to the wick and melt a little wax as you catch the flame onto the wick. If you can do this on both sides it's even better!

If you just quickly light the top of a wooden wick, it may burn out and cause performance issues.

Wall Clock

No more than 4

Candles can produce a lot of heat. It is best not to burn a candle for more than 4 hours. This time limit will drastically reduce the chance of a burn or spill happening from forming a large pool of melted wax.


This tip also extends the life of the fragrance in your scented candle.


Always level

Only burn a candle on a level, fire-resistant surface.


Use it or loose it

Store candles in a cool, dark and dry place with a lid if it comes with one. Soring them away helps keep them clean of dust and debris, and to help protect the wax and fragrance. A high quality scented candle can maintain good scnet throw performance for 3 to 6 months in storage, depending on the scent.


However, if you really enjoy fragranced candles, then use and replace them often to avoid deterioration in appearance and performance.

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