Candle Care 101
When you light a new candle, try to burn it all the way to the edge the first time. This should ensure that all of the wax burns evenly down the sides of the vessel and will make the candle last longer.
Make sure to trim your wick to 1/4" to 1/2" the first time and each subsequent time you burn your candle. This ensures that the flame doesn't get too high and unsafe and that the vessel doesn't get too hot. Trimming your wick should also elongate the life of the candle.
Cleaning Your Vessel
When your candle has burned down and there is approximately 1/4" of wax left you should stop burning the candle. Did you know there are 2 simple ways to get the leftover wax and wick out of the vessel? First way-- once the candle is completely cooled, put in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Take the candle out and break out chunks of the wax and wick with a butter knife. Clean it and you are good to go. Second way-- add boiling water to the vessel. This method lifts the leftover wax to the surface. Once the water is cool enough, remove the leftover wax and wick and clean the vessel.
Repurposing Your Vessel
There are many ways to repurpose your candle vessels. Here are some ways that we've re-used ours: as a pen or paintbrush holder, on a desk for small desk items like paperclips, in the bathroom to keep cotton balls and Q-tips, and even as a drinking glass. Be creative and let us know how you re-purpose your vessels!