Our top tips to extend the life of your candle AND prevent your candle from creating black soot:
✧ Do not burn your Extra Large candle for more than 4 hours at a time, or your Large candle for more than 2 hours at a time;
✧ trim your wick to 0.5cm (5mm) before lighting your candle (first time + every time).
A taller wick produces a larger and hotter-burning flame, which in turn causes the surrounding candle wax to melt faster and gives the flame more fuel.
This increased fuel means wax is drawn into the wick faster than it can burn and react with oxygen in the air, resulting in incomplete combustion. As a result, the extra wax is released as soot.
So, have you trimmed your wicks recently?
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