Caring for your Candle, Everything You Need to Know

Do you spend time thinking about caring for your candle? If not, you should. Because when it comes down to caring for your candle, candles are far more than little flames bursting with naturally fragranced wax. They’re also key to keeping a house feel like a home. Candles are delicate and need to be handled with care in order to achieve the most of their burn time. No matter which candle you have from the LT CO. Coastal range. Big or mini, caring for your candle is universal. So here comes the top tips to prolonging the life of the candle and maximising its potential.




How to Burn your Candle

Light your candle in a well-ventilated room. Away from drafts or fans, which may cause sooting, or rapid uneven burning. 

Each LT Co. candle is hand-poured. Not mass-produced & made in house in North Berwick, on the East Coast of Scotland. Each candle consists of pure soy wax, high-grade essential oils & a textile grade cotton wick.


#Tip Tip 1: On your first burn be sure to let the wax melt evenly all the way out to the edges of the jar.

This usually takes an hour and a half to two hours.

Burning for a shorter time can cause the candle to ‘tunnel’.

Tunneling is when unburned wax build’s-up around the jar’s sides. Resulting in the reduction of the maximum burn time and wastes wax. As well as minimising the fragrance given off.

Once the wax gets low you should stop burning the candle. Stop burning the candle when the wax is at around 6-10mm. Be wary of the bottom of the jar getting too warm. When you can’t burn the candle anymore, click the link at the bottom of the page. Treat yourself a new candle, rich with natural scent and soy wax. 🙂



How to Care for the Wick

Keep the melted wax pool clear of wick trimmings and matches, as debris in the wax can become a secondary wick. Thus, causing your candle to burn faster and possibly unevenly.



#Tip Tip 2: After blowing out the flame, centre, and straighten the wick if needed.

Burning for too long can cause the wick to move which may cause the wick to fall close to the glass. If you see a flaming wick come close to jar, blow out the flame immediately and straighten the wick to prevent the jar from cracking.




#Tip Tip 3: On subsequent burns ALWAYS take the curly black top off your wick.

If the wick is too long it can cause smoking or sooting and may fall into the melted wax. Wick cutters are highly recommended for this job.

Having a short wick is essential to prolonging the life of your candle.  The longer the wick the more wax it is soaking up, the quicker you will burn to the bottom.




Now that you know about caring for your candle, it is time to put your knowledge into action. Our natural candles are perfect for the job. Follow the link to see the full Coastal LT Co. range to fill up your home with fragrances inspired by the coastline and environment surrounding us in North Berwick.


Try our mini candles! With 7 hours of burn time, they are a great way to trial and burn all 4 Coastal Candles scents. Buy here:



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