Candle Care

Give your candle the attention it deserves.

trim your wick

Before each burn, trim your wick to 1/4th inch. If you don't have a wick trimmer handy, you can use your fingers to "break" the wick. (It will break off right where its supposed to)

first burn (3-4 hrs)

The first burn = the most important! Soy wax has memory, so make sure you've got about 3-4 hours before lighting your new candle. This allows the wax to melt evenly across to the edges of the vessel.

avoid drafty areas

Avoid placing your candles near drafts, such as open windows, as this can lead to an uneven burn. This can create a tunneled candle - don't worry, we have a fix below!

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Trim Your Wicks

It might seem like a trivial detail, but it’s important for the health and longevity of your candle. Trimming your wick before each burn eliminates large flames that create black smoke. This keeps your candle looking clean and soot free, plus it’s better for indoor air quality. A smaller flame also increases the longevity of your candle, meaning more time with your favorite Concrete Poppy scent.

We recommend a wick trimmer, but if your dont have one available scissors get the job done.

your first burn is a

Memory Burn

It’s true! Your candle has a memory. 

The first time you burn your candle is called a Memory Burn.

A memory burn means your candle remembers where the wax has melted to during the first burn and will only ever melt up to that point in the future. This results in leftover wax on the sides of your vessel - what we call “tunneling.”

Let your candle burn for around 4 hours on the first burn. This allows the wax to melt evenly across to the edges.

Wax left on the side?

Tunneled Candle

First, what is it?

Tunneling is when the wax only melts in the middle, creating a “tunnel” while the outer wax stays solid. This can shorten the life of your candle. But don't worry, we have an easy solution.

How To Fix it

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