Candle Care

All of our candles have been made with the utmost love and care to ensure that they burn evenly for you. However, the following ‘candle care’ tips will maximise the length of time they will last and give our valued customers the best experience possible from each candle.

Get the most from your candle….

The first time you light your candle, it is best to let it burn for at least 3 hours, to let it burn completely so you have an even 'meltpool' across the width of the glass. Due to the fact that wax has a 'memory', it means that each time you light your candle after this the wax won't ‘tunnel’ i.e leave wax around the edges/burn unevenly.

We know our candles smell fantastic, however you should not let your candle burn for more than 4 hours at a time as this can cause the wick to form ‘mushrooms’ on the tips and soot to form making the wick unstable.

Take care of your wick…

We advise trimming the wick down to approximately 1/4 of an inch after each burn. This prevents the flame becoming smoky and adds a much longer life to the candle.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me anya@oswaldstreecandles.co.uk and I will endeavour to get back to you.