Candle Care

Candle Care Instructions, Tips and Safety

 

A great candle experience begins with proper candle care and maintenance. Follow these tips for the ultimate experience with your Therapy With A Twist, LLC candle.

 

Initial Burn

Ideally, the first burn should be for 3-4 hours, to initiate even wax pooling now and for future burns. Burning the candle for 3-4 hours will also provide the best hot throw (smell of fragrance). Do not light your candle if you plan on leaving the house anytime soon. 

 

Tunneling

To avoid tunneling and flickering you should trim your wick 1/4” each time you relight your candle and burn away from windy and/or cool areas. 

If tunneling occurs set your oven to 175°F and pop the candle in for five minutes. The temperature of the air should be just warm enough to melt the wax, allowing the candle’s surface to level out again without disturbing its vessel (container). Scoop out any excess melted wax that flows over the wick(s) if need be, and your candle should be good to go. You can also use a hair dryer and/or heat gun to rehab your candle. 

 

Safety

Always burn candles away from drafts, other heat sources, and anything flammable. Make sure burning candles are out of reach of children and pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended. Discontinue use when 1/2” of wax remains at the bottom of the jar. This will prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface or container itself.