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Article: Quick Wick Tips!

A still life photo of a 3-wick scented candle from Tuscany Candle. The candle, which is in a large glass jar, is called "Evening Fireside".
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Quick Wick Tips!

  • Do not leave candle burning unattended.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of small children and pets.
  • Always burn on a heat resistant surface.
  • Do not touch or move candle with visible (liquid) hot wax.
  • Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, and ceiling fans to minimize smoking or a wick blowing out causing the candle to burn unevenly.
  • Make sure candle is completely extinguished and the wick no longer glows before leaving the room.

Additionally, we also make the following recommendations to ensure the longest life for your candles AND your safety! All of our candles go through vigorous testing to ensure their quality but once they make it into your home, the rest is up to you. The following quick wick tips will help you get the most out of your newest Tuscany Candle.

The first time you light a candle, you should plan to let it burn until the entire top has melted to the jar edges before putting it out. For most candles, this works out to be about one hour per inch in diameter (so you might need to plan ahead). Wax has a “memory” so if a candle is extinguished with a partial wax pool it may tunnel and never achieve a full pool.

You should avoid letting your candle burn for more than four hours at a time. At that point the balance between the length of the wick, the temperature of the flame and the melting wax starts to get out of sync. If you really want to fill a space with scent for a long period of time, we suggest stocking up on multiples of the same candle and rotating them throughout the day!

Be sure you trim your wick to ¼” each time you light the candle, removing any wick 'bloom' from the previous burn. A lengthy wick is how you end up with “sooting” and it can also lead to an uneven burn. Avoid letting the excess wick fall onto the top of the candle. Stray debris will inhibit your candle’s performance and may lead to performance and safety issues.

Do not blow out your candles. This is one of the worst ways to extinguish your candle and you could risk of bending the wick, sending droplets of hot wax flying out of the jar, or filling your face with smoke. Instead, we recommend using a candle snuffer, a wick dipper, or even a glass covering, so long as it’s completely made from non-flammable materials.

We recommend discontinuing the use of your candle once a 1/2” of wax is left at the bottom of the jar. Continuing to burn after this point significantly increases safety risks. 

Failing to follow these quick and easy tips to get the most life out of your wicks can be hazardous. Please follow these tips when burning your candles and stay safe!


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