Harmony candle for relaxation made with essential oils lavender, rosemary and black pepper

To ensure your Wonder Wick candles perform at their best, it's crucial to follow the care instructions provided. Proper maintenance not only enhances the burning experience but also maximizes the aromatic benefits of our natural essential oils. By adhering to these guidelines, you'll enjoy a cleaner, longer-lasting burn, allowing you to fully embrace the therapeutic properties of each candle. Let’s dive into how you can optimize your candle’s performance for a serene and fulfilling experience.

The essential candle care guide

  • The first burn

To ensure an even, clean burn, let your candle pool across the entire surface during its first burn. This establishes a "memory," preventing future tunnelling and maximising the candle's longevity.

  •  Trim your wick

Before each lighting, give your wick a little trim, aiming for about 0.6 cm. This not only controls the flame but also makes your candle last longer. Trimming the wick controls the flame's size, reducing soot and ensuring a longer burn. You can do this with a wick trimmer or with your fingers. 

  • Burn time

For an optimal fragrance journey, let your candle burn for 2–3 hours at a time. This approach prevents tunnelling and allows the essential oils sufficient time to fully disperse, creating an atmosphere of tranquillity in your space.

For safety and performance, limit your candle burn sessions to under 4 hours. This precaution maintains a controlled flame, preventing overheating and prolonging the life of your candle. 

  • Stay out of the wind

Position your candle away from drafts and wind. A calm environment ensures a steady burn, preventing uneven melting and ensuring a longer life for your candle.

  • Rekindle responsibly

Before relighting your candle, let it cool and harden. It's the key to a consistent, controlled burn, ensuring you get the most out of your candle.

  •  Candle storage

Store your candle in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and drafts.  The optimal conditions maintain the fragrance and beauty of your candle, ensuring a delightful experience each time.

  • Safety first

Always keep an eye on your candle when it's burning. Place it on a heat-resistant surface, and ensure it's out of reach of curious kids and playful pets.

  • Make use of the lid

When you're not using your candle, cover it with the lid. It's not just about keeping out dust; it also helps preserve the essential oil properties and scent, ensuring a longer-lasting fragrance.

  • Repurpose with love

After your candle's final flicker, repurpose the jar. Clean out any remaining wax with hot water, and you'll be able to reuse it for a candle refill, or as a container for pens or other office materials.