The First Time
The first burn is the single most important factor in determining how your candle will perform for the rest of its life. The only thing you want to make sure is that you give the candle enough time for it to melt all the way to the edge of the tin before you extinguish it. It should take at least a couple of hours. Try to repeat this for each burn.
Second most important step is to make sure you don’t burn your candle for too long or too short. Plan to burn your candle so the wax melts all the way across to avoid “tunneling” (this is where the candle makes a hole in the middle of the candle). This can take 1-2 hours. The rule of thumb is no more than 3-4 hours for an 8oz candle and no more than 2-3 hours a 4oz candle. This extends the burning duration of your candle. We recommend extinguishing them as shortly after the top has fully melted to prolong the life of your candles.
Trim Your Wick
Trim your wick before each burn. All Bedside Glow’s candles should be trimmed to 1/4". Wick trimmers work great but if you do not have them, nail clippers work just as well. Keeping your candle trimmed is going to reduce your candle from emitting soot into the air, especially with our wooden wicks. It also keeps the flame smaller, and your candle burns more slowly and evenly.
Bedside Glow Pro Tip: Extinguish the flame, wait for the candle to completely cool, trim the tip of the wick and then twist the wick with your fingers to loosen the fibers in the wick. This allows for the fragrance and wax to absorb through the wick more freely.
- Please do not leave candle burning unattended.
- Keep candles out of the reach of small children and pets.
- Always burn on a heat resistant surface.
- Do not touch or move candle with visible liquid / hot wax.
- Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, and ceiling fans to minimize smoking or a wick blowing out causing the candle to burn unevenly.
- Make sure candle is completely extinguished and the wick no longer glows before leaving the room.