Candle Care Tips

Candle Care Tips for All-Natural Premium Soy Candles with Wooden Wicks

Welcome to The Highlight Bath & Body Co.! We're delighted that you've chosen our all-natural premium soy candles with wooden wicks. These unique candles provide a warm and cozy ambiance while offering a sustainable and eco-friendly option for your home. To ensure you get the most out of your candles and enjoy a safe and delightful experience, we've put together some essential candle care tips for you to follow.


1. Trimming & Relighting the Wooden Wick: Before lighting your candle, make sure to trim the wooden wick to a length of approximately 1/4 inch (6mm). This ensures a controlled flame and prevents excessive flickering or soot buildup. Trimming the wick also helps maintain an even burn throughout the life of the candle. When relighting your wooden wick please be sure to remove the top layer (ash) or the candle will light and slowly fizzle out. You can do this by hand, using a wick trimmer, or using a paper towel (Please refer to the video below).


2. Allow the Wax to Melt: On the first burn, it is crucial to allow the entire top layer of the candle to melt completely to the edges. This process, known as "pooling," helps prevent tunneling and ensures an even burn for future uses. This may take a few hours, so make sure you have sufficient time before lighting the candle.


3. Avoid Burning for Excessive Periods: To prevent overheating and extend the life of your candle, we recommend burning it for no more than 3-4 hours at a time. This practice allows the wax to cool between uses and helps maintain a consistent burn rate. Remember, candle burning should always be supervised.


4. Position the Candle Properly: Place your candle on a heat-resistant surface away from flammable objects, drafts, and out of reach of pets and children. Ensure that it's in a stable position and won't be easily knocked over. Avoid placing the candle in direct sunlight, as this can affect its color and fragrance.


5. Extinguish Safely: When extinguishing your candle, gently blow out the flame or use a candle snuffer. Avoid using the candle lid or any object that could potentially cause the wick to move or break. Once the flame is extinguished, allow the candle to cool completely before moving or relighting.


6. Keep the Wax Pool Clean: To ensure a clean burn and prevent debris from falling into the wax pool, always remove any trimmings, matches, or other objects before lighting your candle. Keeping the wax clean enhances the overall performance and longevity of your candle.


7. Store Properly: When not in use, store your candle in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. This helps preserve the fragrance and quality of the candle, ensuring that it remains in optimal condition for future use.


8. Enjoy Responsibly: While our candles are made with all-natural ingredients, it's essential to exercise caution and follow these care tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Never leave a burning candle unattended, and always keep them out of the reach of children and pets.


We hope these candle care tips help you make the most of your all-natural premium soy candles with wooden wicks. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer support team. Happy candle burning and enjoy the warm, soothing glow of your beautiful wooden wick candles!