Can you hear it? That’s the comforting crackle of a candle burning which can only mean one thing − chillier weather is imminent. There’s something so autumnal, dare we say hygge, about filling your home, big or small, with the warm glow of flickering candlelight. Even better if said candles release their wonderfully aromatic scents in the process.
Inspired by the ingredients in our iconic Cleanse & Polish™, our Eucalyptus & Rosemary Botanical Candle is made from a natural blend including soy wax and beeswax and enriched with pure essential oils including eucalyptus and rosemary.
Below you’ll find our expert tips for enjoying its supremely soothing scent safely this season and beyond.
Before you burn
For the best results, always trim the wick to 1cm before lighting. This will help to promote a bright, even flame and soot marks from forming around the edge of the candle. When a candle is new this is relatively easy to do (carefully) with scissors, however if you burn a lot of candles you might want to invest in a dedicated wick trimmer.
Make it last
Every time you burn your candle, allow the entire top layer of wax to melt so that your candle burns down evenly and flat. This may take an hour or longer, so only light your candle when you’re going to be home for some time. By not allowing the full surface of wax to melt your candle will burn unevenly and a ‘tunnel’ may start to form around the wick. When this happens, it can become difficult to light the candle and you’ll also miss out on the fragrance of all that unmelted wax that forms the sides of the tunnel! However, it goes without saying that you should never leave a burning candle unattended.
Limit burn time
While it’s important to allow the entire surface area of wax to melt on your candle before extinguishing, (see above), we recommend burning our candles for no more than 3 hours at a time to avoid excessive heat.
Keep candles clear of draughts
Always place candles on a stable, heat-resistant surface away from draughts or other heat sources. The flame of a candle placed near an open window, say, will most likely flicker which can contribute to unsightly black soot marks forming around the rim of the candle.
Snuff, never blow
To extinguish your candle we recommend using a candle snuffer as opposed to blowing out the flame – it’s by far the safer option. Making sure the flame is completely extinguished will reduce the risk of a wick that looks ‘out’ but suddenly springs back to life. It will also reduce, though not totally prevent, your candle from smoking.
PLEASE NOTE: These are just a few of the considerations you should take into account when burning our botanical candles. For a full list of safety precautions, please refer to the box and base of your candle before burning.
The Liz Earle Team x