Candle Care

  • When lighting for the first time, burn until the wax melts across entire surface to the sides of the candle (approx. 2-4 hours for jars and 1-2 hours for tins). This prevents tunneling and creates an even burn for the duration of the candle’s ‘life.'
  • Keep your wick trimmed to 1/4" to promote an even burn, steady flame and limit sooting/mushrooming. This is best achieved using a wick trimmer.
  • Always burn your candle within sight.
  • Do not burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.
  • Be sure to burn your candle on a fire resistant surface. 
  • Extinguish your candle with a snuffer or dip the wick into melted wax and then straighten wick to prevent smoking and also prevent hot wax from splattering. Please avoid blowing your candle out.
  • Drafts decrease a candle's burn time, cause uneven burning, smoking, and diminished scent throw.
  • For maximum fragrance, keep windows/doors closed and burn in desired space for 30 minutes before entering.
  • Efficient burning means the flame is teardrop shaped, not flickering (unless it's a wood wick), and facing upright.
  • Always use caution! The container may become hot while burning.
  • Keep away from flammable objects, children, pets, and drafts.
  • If soot forms on the inside of the candle, extinguish the candle, wait for it to cool, and then wipe with a clean, damp cloth. Trim wick and relight.
  • Keep the wax pool free of matches, wick trimmings, and debris at all times.
  • Discontinue use when 1/4" of wax is left.
  • Once your candle is done, please re-purpose your container. Instructions are located under our FAQ page.

        What special care do you recommend for my wood wick candle?

        • Please keep your wood wick trimmed to 1/8" (preferred) or 3/8" each time you light to promote an even burn and steady flame.
        • If you notice the wick is becoming unruly or too big, simply extinguish your candle, allow it to cool, and trim your wick.
        • Trimming can be done with either a wick trimmer (best) or pinching off the burnt part with your fingers after each burn. 

        What special care do you recommend for my wax melts?

        • To prevent fire or injury, remove packaging before use.
        • Use only in tea-light warmers or electric warmers approved for wax melts.
        • Read and follow all instructions provided with your warmer before use.
        • Do NOT leave melter unattended while in use.
        • Keep out of reach of children and pets. 

          Disclaimer: Wrightwood Candle Company is not responsible for any damage that occurs from misuse of our products. This includes but is not limited to: bodily injury, fire damage, soot damage, wax spillage, or any property damage. A flame that is too large or smoldering can cause soot. Natural cotton wicks and wood wicks will smoke if they are not properly trimmed before each burn. Wrightwood Candle Company is not responsible for any damage resulting from customer negligence. Each of our candles comes with a warning label attached to the bottom of the jar or on the back of the tealight box. Wax melts should be used in accordance with the wax melter's manufacturer instructions and recommendations provided above. Burning candles and using wax melts is the sole responsibility of the consumer. You are burning our candles at your own risk.