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How To (properly) Care For Your Candle: Tips Tricks & Problem Solving

The advice below is specifically for your SuccorCreek candles. Every Candle we offer is hand-poured, tested, tried, and true. We hope the tips below guide you into getting the most out of your luxury candle:

Helping your candle burn to its potential is a delicate balance of leaving it alone and keeping an eye on it.

•Because most surfaces aren’t perfectly even, we recommend rotating your candle 180 degrees every 45 minutes. This will ensure that you get an even pool of liquid wax.

•It’s crucial that your candle burns completely liquid across the surface EVERY time you burn it. The very first burn is usually between 3-4 hours, so please make sure you can settle in with it for at least as long as it takes to burn across the surface. After the first burn, your candle should take 2-3hrs to turn entirely liquid thereafter.

Candles should not be blown out before it turns liquid all around, or it will create tunneling and your wicks will drown in the wax, and you could potentially waste your candle.

•It is also important to trim your wicks and ensure the length of them is at 1/4th of an inch. If they are trimmed too short, the wicks can drown in the wax and not melt the wax thoroughly to the edges. If they're not trimmed prior to each lighting or are too long, it can result in a rapid, high flame resulting in a lot of soot (black smoke) or result in a fire. 

Keep your candle away from drafts (open windows, fans, or lots of traffic throughout the house). This will help the candle flame remain still, resulting in an even melt pool of liquid wax and little to no soot.

Blow your candle out once it has turned all liquid. Continuing to burn your candle after it has turned all liquid can create a dangerous flame with a lot of soot.

You may notice your wicks leaning while burning. Because our wicks are 100% cotton & non-toxic, there is no lead/zinc core to keep them upright while burning. This is totally normal to see them leaning:

•Once the candle has melted to the edge, blow out the candle then use a toothpick to re-center the wick before the wax solidifies. Ta-da!

Keeping your candle clean

Keeping your wicks trimmed prior to each re-lighting and your candles free of debris is the best way to avoid soot and smoke, however, it's possible the candle may leave a bit of soot along the inside of the glass here and there. This is incredibly easy to clean!

Get a paper towel and some coconut oil. Once the candle has cooled and the wax has solidified, wipe the inside with the coconut oil and you're good to go! 


Candle Burning Don'ts

  • Don’t leave unattended
  • Don’t play with the wax or try to move the wax around the jar. This will make the wax uneven and promote uneven burning.
  • Don’t burn for more than 4 hours.
  • Don’t forget to trim that wick! Untrimmed wicks result to popping, smoking, unstable flames and soot. This is how candles end up looking dirty and full of debris.
  • Don’t burn in a small unventilated room.
  • Don’t fall asleep with your candle burning.


Your candles from SuccorCreek are Artisan exceptional. We hope you enjoy every bit of them like we do!

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