Candle Care 101

Because as a firefighter-owned company, we're extra passionate about fire and candle safety.

Follow these tips to get the safest, cleanest and longest-lasting burn from your candles.

The first burn is the most important.

When lighting your candle for the first time, make sure you wait until the wax has melted evenly across the candle. By ensuring the whole surface has melted before you extinguish your candle, you'll avoid tunnelling and help your candle last longer.

Keep your wicks trimmed.

Before re-lighting your candle, make sure you trim it to a 1/4 inch to ensure the smoothest possible burn and to ensure the flame doesn’t get too high.

Don't burn yourself out.

When there’s 1/2 inch of wax left at the end of your jar, it’s time to restock! to get the very most use of those last bits of wax, you can pop your candle in the freezer, chip out the remaining wax with a spoon, and melt it in a wax melter.

Keep your candle nearby.

Don’t leave your candles unattended or light them before falling asleep, and make sure you're only burning it on heat-resistant surfaces. A watched fire is a safe fire.

Look out for your littles and your pets.

Make sure your candle is out of reach of kids, pets, flammable materials and your friend who becomes a bit of a pyromaniac after a few drinks.