Getting the Most Out of Your Well-Traveled Candle
Your Well-Traveled Candle has just been delivered? How exciting! But, before you strike that match and transport yourself to the beach in Acapulco or an ancient spa in Marrakech, there are a few precautions to take to ensure that you will be able to burn your candle to the very bottom and have no issues cleaning and reusing your hand blown vessel.
SAFETY FIRST! Never leave your candle unattended, always burn it on a fire resistant surface, and keep it away from flammable materials.
HAPPY WICK, HAPPY CANDLE! Your candle wick is already trimmed to the proper length to begin its first burn, however, we recommend trimming the wick to be about ¼” for every subsequent burn. Only trim wicks on cooled candles, to prevent debris from falling into hot wax. Untrimmed wicks lead to popping, smoking, mushrooming and soot.
SLOW BURN! To prevent tunneling, it’s crucial that your candle burns long enough for the wax to completely melt across the surface. This is especially important for the first burn. If the hot wax doesn't pool edge to edge, it will start to tunnel, creating what is called a “memory ring.” Once a candle has a “memory ring,” it will be difficult to enjoy your Well-Traveled Candle to the fullest.
LIGHT IT UP! Long matches will be your best friend. Lighters are great for early burns, but as the candle wax gets lower, especially for the narrow diameter of The Morocco Collection, we recommend a long match to reach the wicks without burning yourself.