Wickers D'Lights Candle Care Guide

Welcome to our extended guide on caring for your Wickers D'Lights candles. This guide is designed to help you enjoy our candles to their fullest potential, ensuring safety, longevity, and optimal performance.

Before Lighting

  • Preparing Your Candle: Ensure the candle is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. Check for drafts or air currents that might affect the flame.
  • Wick Care: Always trim the wick to 1/4 inch before lighting. For wooden wicks, ensure they're clean of charred wood. A properly trimmed wick ensures a cleaner burn and prevents excessive flickering and soot.

Lighting Your Candle

  • Safe Lighting: Use a long lighter or match to safely light the candle. Allow the candle to burn until the wax pool reaches the edges, especially on the first burn to avoid tunneling.
  • Maximize the Burn: Rotate your candle periodically to ensure even burning and prevent memory rings. If you notice the flame getting too high, extinguish it, let it cool, trim the wick, and then relight.

During the Burn

  • Managing the Flame: If the flame seems too low, carefully pour out some of the melted wax to expose more of the wick.
  • Soot Prevention: If you notice soot forming on the container, extinguish your candle, let it cool, trim the wick, and then relight.

Scent Throw and Atmosphere

  • Enhancing Scent Throw: For a stronger scent, use in smaller rooms. For a subtler fragrance, place the candle in a larger, well-ventilated area.
  • Creating Ambiance: Grouping several candles together can create a more impactful scent and a cozy ambiance.

Safety Measures

  • Extinguishing Safely: Use a wick dipper to extinguish the candle without any smoke. This method also primes the wick for the next burn.
  • Keep Away from Hazards: Always keep the candle away from drafts, vibrations, and flammable materials. Never burn a candle near anything that can catch fire.

After Burning

  • Cool Down: Allow the candle to cool for at least two hours before attempting to move it or re-trim the wick.
  • Wax Pool Care: Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches, and debris at all times.

Storage and Care

  • Proper Storage: When not in use, store your candle in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent fading and warping of the wax.
  • Cleaning the Container: To clean the container, use a soft, dry cloth. Avoid using water or cleaning solutions, as they can damage the wax and fragrance.

End of Candle Life

  • Last Burns: When the candle reaches the last 1/2 inch of wax, it's time to stop burning it to avoid potential heat damage to the container or surface.
  • Repurposing the Container: Clean out the remaining wax and wick base to reuse the container. Soy wax is water-soluble, making cleanup with warm soapy water easy.

Thank you for choosing Wickers D'Lights. By following these detailed care instructions, you ensure a safe, enjoyable, and luxurious candle-burning experience.