Getting The Most Out of your Candle

June 24, 2021

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When you first open your DUX Candle, one thing that may be on your mind is "how long will my candle last?" The best way to extend the life of your candle is to follow our Easy Candle Guide. 

Trim the Wicks 
Before lighting always trim the wick to 7mm and remove any wick debris as this encourages an even burn. 

Regularly trim your wicks. DUX use 100% cotton, lead free wicks. Sometimes you will notice a ‘mushrooming’ of the wick. To provide the cleanest burn possible, we recommend you remove the black ‘mushroom’ before burning and periodically during the burning. Failure to do this may lead to a “Wax Pool Fire” (in Containers and sometimes Votives) where the entire candle may appear to ignite. This is caused when a hot piece of untrimmed wick drops into the melted wax pool and ignites it.

Preventing the “mushroom” effect by regularly trimming the wick and not burning any candle for longer than the maximum recommended burn time will prevent this from occurring.

Avoid Draughts 
Candles burn best in still air but if you can’t avoid draughts, turn the candle periodically to avoid uneven burning and possible candle collapse. A candle in a draught may also start to smoke.

Safely Extinguish your Candle 
When extinguishing your candle use a candle snuffer or place the DUX Metal Lid on-top of the candle and wait until the candle extinguishes before removing.  Blowing out a candle is not recommended as the liquid wax may splatter and the wick may continue to glow and emit smoke.

Candle Storage 
Candles are sensitive to temperature and light. Avoid candles from fading, cracking and melting by storing your candles in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight, dust and fluorescent light. Store your candles in an upright position and don’t leave your candles in your car on a warm day.

Following these easy steps will help provide the best burn, throw of fragrance and longevity of your DUX Candle. If you have any questions about our Candles please contact us and we would be more than happy to assist you. 

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