Looking after your Whist candle,
To enjoy your Whist candle at it's best, please read the care card enclosed within your candle and the points I have listed below:
- Your candle will arrive with it's wick at the correct length. For each subsequesnt burn, always trim your wick prior to lighting, to approximately 4mm. This will prevent carbon build up resulting in black soot. An untrimmed wick will also make your candle burn more quickly due to the additional heat an untrimmed wick produces.
- Allow your wax to melt all the way across it's diameter, (close to the outer edges if possible) of your jar at each burn, but especially at the first burn. This will allow your candle to burn evenly. (This May take around 4 hours).
- Do not leave to burn for more than 4 hours though as this could make the candle jar hotter, resulting in the wax being too hot, and your candle burning much faster than intended.
- Ideally, place your candle on a heat proof surface or candle coaster. Although the candle jar should never get too hot, it's best to protect your surfaces.
- Never leave your candle unattended.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
- Never move a burning candle
- Extinguish your candle once 1cm of wax remains, do not attempt to relight.
- You can wash your candle jar out with hot soapy water to repurpose your jar. Whist will soon be offering a refill surface for all of our candles.
- Your Whist candle is made from 100% natural plant based wax. This means the wax can have its own "personality". Things like tiny imperfections in the surface after the candle has been burnt. The wax pulling away from the glass a little. These are just personality traits of a natural candle. This adds to the charm of a hand-poured candle and will not affect the performance or scent throw I any way.
The most importany thing about your Whist candle? It is to be enjoyed!