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Candle Care Tips

Follow these tips to get the most out of your Calyan Wax Co. candles!

3 Quick Tips


Always let your candle reach full melt pool before extinguishing.


Before re-lighting your candle, always trim your wick to 1/4 inches.


Your candle is finished when there is 1/4-1/2 inches of wax left.

5 Steps To Become A Candle Master

#1 Always Reach Full Melt Pool

The first time you burn your candle, let the wax melt all the way to the edge of the vessel. This is VERY IMPORTANT and will usually take 2-4 hours. If you do not let the wax melt to the edges, you will always have wax residue on the sides of your vessel. We call this "tunneling" and you don't get to enjoy all your beautiful wax!  

#2 Trim Your Wick

Each time you re-light your candle, trim the wick to 1/4 inch long. Yes, that seems very short but trust us it will light. We recommend using a wick trimmer to cut your wick and dispose of the trimmings. Why 1/4 inch long? If your wick is any longer, the flame may be too big and it will not be stable. You want a nice strong burn without letting your flame get out of control.

#3 Know When To Stop

After the first burn, only burn your candle for about 3-4 hours at a time. Don't let your candle burn for more than 4 hours at a time. If you let it burn more than 4 hours, the wick will begin to "mushroom". This can cause the wick to become unstable, the flame to get too large, and your candle to smoke.

#4 Keep Away From Drafts

Keep your candle away from drafts and flammable materials. This one seems obvious but drafts and movement around your candle can cause black soot to build up on the inside of your vessel. No one likes this. So make sure you trim your wick to 1/4 an inch and you keep your candle away from drafts.

#5 Reuse Your Candle Vessel

Your candle is finished when there is only 1/2-1/4 inches of wax left at the bottom of your vessel. If you continue to burn your candle, your vessel will get very hot and unsafe. Clean out your jar and reuse your vessel as a planter, whiskey tumbler, or whatever you'd like! Read this blog to get started repurposing your vessel!