Candle Tips & Tricks

Candle Care

Wooden wicks require a little more attention than the standard cotton wick, but it is so worth it! The wood wick is stunning and has an amazing crackling sound while burning and throws the scent beautifully. Properly care for your Forest Lea Farms candle is very important!  Here is what you need to know:


The wick in your candle has been hand selected & is perfect for the jar!  The wick is made of untreated fruit tree wood.  Sometimes this means it may need a little help to get going. I recommend using a lighter rather than matches & leaving it on the wick for about 20-30 seconds. The wick might not catch right away (just like when you light a bonfire) but keep trying until you see a flame.  If your flame goes out after a few seconds of being lit it just needs a little trim!  Simply use your fingers to gently pinch off the crumbly burnt pieces, make sure to discard all of the old bits to keep your wax clean. Keep candle free of foreign materials including wick trimmings. Then relight your candle & enjoy!


 Be sure to allow the wax to melt evenly across the top of the candle before extinguishing in order to avoid tunnelling. Soy has a memory and will only burn as wide as the previous burn so it is so important that the wax melts all the way to the edge of the jar before extinguishing.


Even a low flame will continue to produce heat and the flame height should return shortly.  Ensure your candle is placed on a flat, heat resistant surface when lit. Never move your candle while it is burning or still hot.


Never blow out your candle, ALWAYS snuff it out.  This can be done using a candle snuff, or by using the lid of the jar. Simply place lid on top of candle and it will extinguish itself. 

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