Safety Tips

Candle Burning Safety Tips: Mastering Wick Trimming for Optimal Enjoyment

Welcome to the world of safe and delightful candle burning with Simply Scents Candle Company. We believe that every moment spent with our candles should be both soothing and secure. Here's your guide to Wick Trimming 101 - a practice that guarantees a clean, prolonged burn and enhances your overall experience.

The Art of Wick Trimming: Ensuring a Perfect Burn

To achieve the best possible burn, remember to trim your candle's wick to 1/4 of an inch before each lighting. This simple act helps regulate the wax consumption and maintains an even, controlled flame. For an exceptional outcome, trim the wick every 4 hours of burn time. Here's how:

  1. Gently extinguish the flame and allow the candle to cool to room temperature.
  2. Trim the wick to 1/8 of an inch using our specialized Wick Trimmers, ensuring a precise and clean cut.
  3. Relight your candle and relish the well-maintained, steady glow.

Our Wick Trimmers are expertly designed to simplify this task, providing you with the tools to ensure a beautifully maintained wick, an unblemished jar, and extended burn time.

Why Wick Trimming Matters

Trimming the wick isn't just a practice – it's a science. By limiting the amount of fuel (wax) available, you create optimal conditions for complete combustion. This process reduces the production of soot during burning. Contrary to popular belief, soot formation is unrelated to the wax type and rather depends on wick quality and candle care.

Candle Care: Dos and Don'ts

  • Burn Time: To preserve your candle's longevity and safety, avoid burning it for more than four hours at a stretch. After each four-hour session, allow the candle to cool for two hours before relighting.
  • Wax Reserve: Discontinue use when there's only ½ inch of wax left at the bottom of the jar. This prevents any heat-related damage to surfaces. As the flame nears the base and most of the wax has been consumed, the glass can heat up. Following this guideline ensures your jar remains safe to the touch.
  • Placement: Always position candles away from drafts, heat sources, flammable objects, and the reach of children and pets. Safety is key.
  • Vigilance: Never leave a burning candle unattended. Your peace of mind and safety are our utmost priorities.

At Simply Scents Candle Company, we're committed to not only offering you exquisite fragrances but also guiding you towards safe and fulfilling candle experiences. Enjoy the tranquility and warmth our candles bring while adhering to these essential safety practices. Your satisfaction and security are what inspire us every day.

Shan Greggs

CEO of Simply Scents Candle Company

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