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Candle Care 101: How to Care for Your Candles

Want to get the most out of your Sustainable Grace candles? Follow these simple tips for a better burn and longer candle life!

1. The first burn is the most important

When burning your candle for the first time, make sure you burn your candle until the melted wax pool reaches the edge of the candle jar—typically 1-3 hours. In doing so, you set your candle's wax memory and prevent your candles from tunneling. 

2. Trim the wick before each burn 

    Trimming your wick to 1/4" before each burn will help your candles burn longer, reduce high flames, and provide a clean even burn. Our stylish wick trimmers ensure a clean cut every time and are perfectly angled to catch any excess wick trimmings. 

    3. Don’t burn your candle for more than 4 hours

    Burning your candle longer than 4 hours could result in a high flame and a mushroom wick and alter the scent of your candle. If you like to burn candles for long periods of time, we suggest buying two-three candles and rotating. 

    5. Use a wick dipper to extinguish your candle 

    The Wick Dipper provides you with a smoke-free way to safely extinguish your candle flame, re-center your candle wick and easily remove any wick debris that has fallen into the hot wax. Simply dip your wick into the hot wax using the curved tip of the dipper. Lift the wick up with curved part of dipper to straighten for your next use. 

    7. Don’t burn your candle with less than 1/2" of wax 

    We know you want to get every last bit out of your candle but you should stop using your candle when it has a 1/2" of wax remaining. Burning a candle all the way down can cause the glass candle jar to overheat and possibly break. 

    Shop our collection of candle care accessories designed to help you extend the life of your Sustainable Grace candles!

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