Burning Tips

Before Burning

The Quarter Inch Rule:
Always trim your wick down to 1/4 inch before burning for the best experience possible. Trimming your wick before every burn will prevent your candle from uneven burning, wick smoke and “blooming”. We use cotton wicks with a hemp core to deliver a super clean burn -  but they also require a touch more maintenance. By trimming your wick regularly, you’ll extend the life of your candle and ensure a great burn every time.

Reposition the wick if it has bent or moved away from the center. Remove any wick trimmings, matches or other debris prior to burning.  

Pro Tip: If your wick is way off center, you can use a hair dryer to gently warm up the top layer of wax to make it easier to reposition.

Wipe off any soot that has collected around the edge of the glass with a paper towel or tissue. The more soot that accumulates, the harder it will be to remove – causing uneven burn, smoking, and a dirty appearance.

Fire Safety: Make sure your candle is positioned away from any flammable objects and keep out of drafty areas. The additional oxygen can force the candle to burn too hot too fast, increasing the chances of a fire hazard.  

While Burning

Always place your candle on a stable, heat resistant surface. Don’t move your candle while it’s burning or while the wax is hot. Never leave a burning candle unattended and keep out of reach from children and pets.

If your flame becomes too high or starts to flicker, extinguish the candle and trim the wick down to 1/8 of an inch after it has cooled.

If you are burning multiple candles at once, make sure to space them at least 3 inches apart. The heat emitted from the candles can melt each other, causing less than an ideal burning experience.


Use a candle snuffer whenever possible. Blowing out the candle can produce additional soot, spread small embers and wick debris, bend the wick position, or cause the wax to pool to one side.

Pro Tip: If you do have to blow your candle out, blow straight down with a quick and sharp breath. Avoid blowing it out like candles on a birthday cake since the slow air tends to fuel and carry the flame rather than extinguish it.

Never use water to extinguish your candle. Water can cause your candle to splatter or even break the glass, spreading hot wax around your candle.