A Few Bright Ideas
For obvious reasons, never let the flame burn down to the glass candle base, or allow the wick to get close to the container sides.
Always place your candle on a level surface that will not be damaged by heat as the vessel warms up (finally, a reason to use that coaster Mum bought you).
Keep your candle away from draughts, flammable surfaces and fabrics. No prizes for guessing why.
Always burn your candle long enough to form a flat liquid pool across the entire surface. This prevents what we call ‘tunnelling’. You know, when the wax creates a tunnel shape? Not pretty.
Keep the wick trimmed to around 5mm. Do this only when the wax is solid, so you can easily keep it sparkling clean (fishing debris out of liquid wax is aggravation nobody needs right now).
Light with your favourite album playing/a glass of something strong/the curtains firmly closed/children, partners and/or animals banished (delete as appropriate).
This is your time, so be fully in the moment you’ve created. I hope you love them as much as I do.
Pearl & Linen