Here's a few tips to make your Simple Ritual candles burn as long and safely as possible.
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 tunneling and help your candle last longer.
Burn your candle for 3-4 hours at a time
While you may want to burn your candle all day long, to ensure your candle lasts as long as it can (40-50 hours), make sure you don't burn it for longer than 3-4 hours at a time. However, if you do choose to burn it for longer than that per session, it just means you get to buy a fresh candle a bit sooner.
Trim your wicks
Before re-lighting your candle, make sure you trim it to a 1/4 inch to ensure the smoothest possible burn.
Don't leave your candle unattended, and keep it away from young kids and pets. Make sure there are no flammable objects directly beside, below or above your candles while they are burning. All my candles are made from recycled glass, metal and ceramic jars; on rare occurrences candles can burn too long or get too hot and the jars could crack, spilling hot wax onto your table tops, making them very flammable. Please make sure you place your candles on heat proof surfaces and away from fabrics and flammable items.
Cleaning Your Candle Canisters
1. First, let the candle jar sit in hot water until the wax softens. The boiling water will melt the wax and it will float to the top.
2. Let the water cool and remove the wax.
3. Next, holding the jar in one hand, use a damp paper towel or cloth and gently wash your jar with warm soapy water.
4. Finally, let your glass dry! It’s that easy. Now that your candle jar is clean you can repurpose it however you like; perhaps as a succulent pot, or a jewellery container, or even a bowl for some snacks.
We do not recommend putting your vintage glass jars in the freezer. Since these candle glasses are more fragile they stand a higher risk of cracking in the cold. You can however put the Traveller Tins in the freezer for 3-5 minutes and the wax should pop out easily.
Pro Tip: Use an old strainer when cleaning your candle wax from your jar. The strainer will catch the old wax, preventing it from going down the drain.