MOINOUI – Candle Care
01. First and foremost: Trim your wick.
Make sure to cut your wick before each burn to about 0,5mm, when the candle wax is solid. You can use a wick trimmer or even a pair of scissors. Keeping it this length will avoid mushrooming which can result in unnecessary soot and will ensure that your candle burns longer and safer. We hand cut each candle wick before delivery so your first burn should be ok but make sure to keep it cut after, if it gets too long.
02. Keep your wax pool clean.
Keep the pool of your candle free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times. When you cut your wick, discard any trimming in the trash and make sure none lands in the vessel! Those little flammable bits need to be kicked out for good.
03. Burn in a safe environment.
Place your candle on a stable, non-flammable and heat resistant surface. Never leave a burning candle unattended and do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else. Never touch or move a candle while it is burning or while the wax is liquefied. Also: Making sure that you place the candle away from any drafts, vents, fans or air currents will prevent rapid and uneven burning, avoid flare-ups and sooting.
04. Get lit without getting burned.
Candles should burn one hour for every inch in diameter of the actual candle size. Our 150g amber jar candles should burn for about two to three hours at a time. After the first and second burn a little hang-up of wax may remain on the side of the container, this is normal and will catch up on the third burn and beyond.
05. Blow like a pro.
Blowing may be fun, but when it comes to candles it is not the best way to go. Extinguish your flame by dipping the wick in the liquid wax or use a special candle snuffer to prevent smoking and your hot wax from splattering. Done? Perfect – Follow the next step.
06. We live and love diversity, but:
Wicks should be straight (and centered). Candle wicks are meant to bend over a little bit, but sometimes they get too comfortable and travel around in the warm wax. If that happens, gently guide it back towards the center to ensures that your candle will burn evenly throughout. If it gets too close to one side, it can cause the vessel to heat up and crack. The straighter the wick, the longer the burn time!
07. Time to say goodbye.
When the majority of the wax has been consumed, the flame will heat the container making the bottom of the jar hot. To prevent possible heat damage to your container and surface, stop burning after one centimeter of your candle wax is left. When you are finished with your candle, try our guide to reuse your candle vessel.