Keeping your wicks trimmed is key to a cleaner burn with less smoky residue.
Use this matte black wick trimmer to properly prune wicks before lighting your candles.
The recommended wick length for our scented candles is 1/4 of an inch.
Snip away at the wick and then light your candle.
A great candle experience begins with proper candle care and maintenance. Sure - you can ignore all the care tips and your candle will still burn but not optimally…and…you’ll notice it.
My candle flame is really tall…
My flame emits black smoke…
My wick has a huge mushroom top after burning…
My wax seems to be burning really fast…
ANSWER: All of these problems can be answered by trimming your wicks
Keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch at all times. It is suggested to trim the wick every 4 hours of burn time. When wick trimming, you should always extinguish the flame, let the candle come to room temperature, and trim the wick before relighting. I simply trim my wick before lighting each time.
There’s even a special tool to help trim your wicks with ease to the appropriate length with a nice clean cut called a wick trimmer. I know some of you use your fingers to pluck the big mushroom part off your wick. DON’T. There’s a chance you could break the wick off too close to the wax making it impossible to relight your wick. I know some of you will just use scissors. I wouldn’t recommend that either.