Candle Care

Candles are magical and can enhance any room and mood. Like most good things, they benefit from some care. These tips will help you safely enjoy and get the most out of your candles. 

The first time you use your candle:
  • No need to trim the wick, you can light it as is 
  • Burn it for at least 2 hours or until the entire top layer has melted. This will help the life of your candle and avoid tunnelling 
    Every time after that:
    • Trim the wick to ⅛” - 3/16" before lighting the candle - this is very important. We recommend using wick trimmers 
    • Burn your candle until the entire top layer melts (and no more than 4 hours at a time)

    Always remember: 

    • When your candle is lit, avoid touching or moving it and keep it away from drafts, flammable materials, pets and children
    • Keep your candle free from any debris, such as wick trimmings
    • Always follow the safety warning on the bottom of your candle 
    • Never leave a burning candle unattended 
    • Burn candles on a level surface away from any drafts and out of reach of children and pets 
    • Always leave at least 4 inches between burning candles 
    • Do not burn candles on or near any flammable materials
    • Candle jar will be hot while lit, please do not touch it or move while lit 
    • Always snuff out a candle by using a candle snuffer (instead of blowing it out. Save that for your birthday cake!)

    Candle almost done?

    • When the candle has 5mm of wax remaining, it's considered done (don't burn it all the way down to the bottom) 
    • You can now give the candle jar a new life by recycling or reusing it. To reuse it, simply fill the candle jar with warm soapy water, remove the wick and wipe clean. Feel free to share how you're reusing the jar with us @brightcandleco_ 

    If you have any questions or need any help, please get in touch with us at