candle care

MELT TO EDGES TO AVOID TUNNELLING

To ensure an even burn for the life of your candle, the first burn is
important. Wax has a 'memory' and if you don't allow it to melt to the
edges of the jar, it will tunnel and you will lose not only fragrance
but burn time and nobody wants that.

BURN FOR AT LEAST 2HRS ON FIRST LIGHT

Ideally you want to burn the first time for a minimum of 2hours but
you're really looking for that melt pool to get as close to the edges as
possible before extinguishing.

KEEP CLEAN AND TRIM YOUR WICK

Speaking of - keeping the candle clean between burns will also help
extend it's life, as well as keep it burning safely. Sometimes
extinguishing the flame will knock some debris in to the wax. Best
practice is to remove that before your next burn (tweezers or a clean
paper towel should do it) as well as trimming your wick to around half a
cm to keep the flame from becoming too large.

Trimming the wick isn't just a safety precaution, the flame
determines the heat of the wax and that will affect the scent in the
room.

TEXTURED TOPS?

If you notice an unusual texture after burning, this is likely due to
the nature of the wax we use. Because we avoid paraffins and additives
in our candles, it can be difficult to obtain a visually perfect
product. Texture in the wax doesn't affect the performance but if you
are concerned, get in touch and we will check it out for you.

wax melt care

DON'T OVERFILL

Some of the above will, of course, apply to wax melts too but there are a couple of additional things to remember as well.

In our experience, spillages are much more prevelant with melts than candles and so remember not to overfill your warmer.

USE ONLY APPROVED WARMERS

It's also important to make sure you're using a warmer that's approved
for melting wax rather than just oil. As with candles, temperature is
key and using a device that isn't intended for this purpose could lead
to an unpleasant waxy scent rather than releasing the fragrance.

DISCARD WHEN LESS THAN 50% REMAINS

You can remelt the same wax until the fragrance has evaporated but clean
out your warmer when there's less than 50% left in the dish.

SWITCH OUT SAFELY

To change your wax melt without mess, take a cotton ball or two and let
them absorb the melted wax before cleaning any residue with a paper
towel.

how to store your order

Store your candles and Wax Melts in a cool, dry place when not in use to retain their fragrance and performance.

Keep out of reach from children and pets

> NEVER LEAVE ANY CANDLE/WARMER UNATTENDED

> KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND PETS

> DO NOT BURN FOR MORE THAN 4 HOURS

> PLACE ON A LEVEL, HEAT RESISTANT SURFACE

> KEEP AWAY FROM DRAUGHTS AND FURNISHINGS

> DO NOT ADD WATER OR OIL TO YOUR WAX

Relevant warning (depending on the fragrance) are attached to each product but if you have any need for more information, email us at hello@smokeandmatches.com