Candle Care


Candles are a great way to set a mood and bring a little warmth into your home.
Elegant, crackling wood wick candles are a great choice for people who want to
create a soothing, cozy ambiance in their homes. However, they do require
different care than other candles because of their natural properties. To
ensure that your candle burns safely, here's what you need to know: 

Importance of the first burn

A candle is said to burn optimally when it has an even melted pool across the surface. This means you need to burn it for about 3 to 4 hours on the first burn - a good time frame for achieving maximum fragrance throw and preventing tunneling. This will ensure consistent subsequent burns. Never burn your
candle for more than 4 hours. 

Always trim your wick before every burn

Before each burn trim the wick to 4mm, preferably with wick trimmers, however, this can also be done by pinching any charcoal from the wick with your fingers. If the flame is too long, it may produce soot or have difficulty staying alight.

Hopelight Candles are meant to be burned in a safe and controlled manner, below are some important tips to ensure your candles burn perfectly.

• Before lighting, place your Hopelight candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface away from any drafts or potential sources of ignition or near curtains.
• It is important to keep your candle protected and away from draughts, windows, fans, air conditioners, and heaters.
• Keep out of reach of children and pets.
• Never leave a burning candle unattended.
• Never use the lid to extinguish the candle.
• Always burn your candle on a stable level surface.
• Keep the candle away from flammable materials.
• Glass may become hot, always place your candle on a heat-resistant holder.
• Never burn your candle if the glass is cracked, chipped, or broken.

Always store your candle out of direct sunlight and in a cool, dark, dry location. Natural soy wax candles are sensitive to light and will discolour (turn yellow)
if left near windows or brightly lit areas, this will not affect the burning of your candle. Always store your candle in an upright position.

It is important to note that once 10mm of wax is left in the jar, discontinue burning. Stop using the candle to avoid overheating, and never burn the candle right down to the bottom of the glass. 

Once you have safely extinguished your candle, ensure the flame is completely out and it is not still smoking. Wait for the wax to cool and solidify before you place the lid back on and place it safely away.