This ‘aint rocket science friends – Black Match candles are here to be burnt and enjoyed but below are a couple of hot tips from us to get the most out of these bad boys.
- Burn your candles so the melted wax pool reaches all the way to the edge of the container. This normally takes about 2-3 hours and just means you won’t get any annoying wax tunnelling with future burns (ya know when there’s wax stuck all around the outside of the jar and you get annoyed coz it’s just wasted?). Our candles are all made with 100% natural soy wax which has a memory. So, if you melt it all the way to the edge on your first burn, the candle will follow suit on future burns. Cool, right? Then you can enjoy the sweet smells for days to come, no tunnelling, no worries.
- Trim your wicks people! Before each burn, trim off any excess wick so it’s sitting pretty at about 7mm. You can use scissors, pruning shears (our personal fav), nail clippers or even just pinch it with your fingers if you can’t be bothered finding a snipping device. Trimming your wicks prolongs the life of your candle by making sure the flame doesn’t get too big and guzzle all your wax too quickly. Careful not to trim them too short though or it could result in the wick drowning in the wax (welp).
- We like an all-nighter as much as the next guy but try not to burn your candles for longer than 4 hours at a time. This avoids the flame getting too big and dangerous. If like us, you like candles burning at all times - just switch them out after 4 hours and burn a different one. We like swapping scents to create different moods throughout the day.
- Fire…it gets hot! So please be super careful out there and be sure to burn your candles on a flat, heat resistant surface. Please don’t leave them unattended or in reach of children/pets. Please also stop burning when only around 5-10mm of wax remains – burning all the wax out could result in heat damage.
If you have any questions around candle care (or anything really…wanna ask us what we’re listening to in the studio? Top 10 drummers of all time? We’re here for it), please feel free to get in touch with us via the ‘Contact Us’ page of our website.