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Looking after your candles
Each and every one of our candles is produced with great care. The key to creating a perfect candle burning experience not only comes down to how the candle is made, but how it is maintained throughout its lifetime.
Whichever Lower Lodge candle you choose, don’t forget to take good care of them! Not only will it help them to last longer and keep your home smelling sensational, but will ensure that they burn safely in your home.
Candle Care Tips
Always store candles in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight, as they are sensitive to temperature and light which can affect the way your candle performs.
- Remove any 'clubbing' - the build-up of carbon that can be visible at the end of a wick
- Prevent the candle from sooting - black marks that will form around the edge of the candle glass
- Ensure better scent diffusion
- Prevent high flames which are unsafe
Ensure the candle wax pool is clear of debris prior to burning. Match heads and wick remnants in the wax pool can lead to a candle flaring, so remember to remove any wick or debris from the candle before burning.
Extinguishing your candle
Always use a candle snuffer to extinguish the flame. Blowing out your candle is not recommended as the molten wax can splatter and the wick may continue to glow and emit smoke.
Candle Safety Tips
Do not burn if glass is cracked or damaged.
- Ensure the candle wax pool is clear of debris prior to burning.
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Burn your candle out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not burn candles on anything or near anything that can catch fire
Do not place your candle on or near a source of heat
Do not burn candles while next to walls, windows or below overhanging objects. Allow ample headroom for the candle to burn
Ensure candle remains upright on a secure, heat-resistant surface
Always leave at least 15cm between burning candles
Keep wicks trimmed to 5mm (and evenly spaced) at all time to avoid smoking
Trim excess wax from pillar candles to ensure an even burn
Never allow the flame to touch the side of the glass
Never move a candle while burning. Allow the wax pool to solidify completely before moving or relighting the candle
Always use a candle snuffer to extinguish the flame as blowing out your candle can cause the molten wax can splatter and the wick may continue to glow and emit smoke.
Always stop burning your candle when 10mm of wax remains at the bottom.
- Extinguish the flame if it flickers, smokes or the flame gets too high