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Candle Care

We want you to enjoy your candle from the very first burn to the very last flicker of a flame.  Here are our top tips to keep your Essatoshi candle smelling and burning at its best.

1. Before you light your candle be sure to trim the wick to around 5mm. This helps to control the burn, and avoid an enlarged flame, and a build up of soot in the glass. It also keeps the candle burning at the right speed and increases its throw. (how the candle scent fills the room)

2. The first time you burn your candle, make sure you light it long enough for the entire wax surface to melt and reach the edges of the jar. (around 2 hours.)  This will ensure your candle has a nice, even burn and will avoid tunnelling. (A build up of wax around the candle) 

3. When your ready to put your candle out, ideally extinguish it with a snuffer. Leave plenty of time for the smoke to clear before covering.  Replace your candle lid allowing the wax to harden without any dust or debris falling into it.
Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings and matches, as debris in the wax can act as a secondary wick, encouraging your candle to burn faster.

4. Remember to let your candle fully cool before trimming your wick and relighting your candle.
Always burn your candles away from children and pets and out of any drafts. Only burn on a heat resistant level surface, and never leave a candle unattended.  Stop burning your candle when approximately 10mm of wax is left in the jar. It’s recommended to not burn candles for longer than 4 hours at a time. 

We believe our vessels are too elegant to throw away and can be re-used and continue to look stylish in your home or office whilst also helping the planet.

How to remove the left over wax from your candle

Put the candle on a surface which is protected by a towel. Pour recently boiled water into the candle vessel, leaving some room at the top.

The boiled water will melt the wax and it will float to the top. Let the water cool until the wax goes slightly hard on top. 

Remove the wax and pour away the water. Remember to strain the water and be very careful not to get wax down your sink. 
Scrape any remaining wax and clean the inside with soap and water.

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