Candle Care

Burning Your Candle

To get the most out of your candle, we suggest that you:

Always burn your candle for long enough to let the molten layer cover the whole surface. Your candle should burn to the outside of the bowl, this allows the candle to burn evenly – using all of the wax, and not leaving any holes or lots of wax around the edges.   Wax has a memory too – so if you only let it burn to a small diameter, it won’t burn fully again

Use a candle snuffer to extinguish your candle, this avoids accidentally blowing any soot particles into the wax – but if this does happen, you can use a cotton bud to remove the soot particles from the liquid wax after the wicks have been extinguished.

Trim your wicks to about 1cm before lighting, to avoid making too much smoke.


Always stay safe, by making sure your candle is on a level, fire-resistant surface, and that it is not left unattended.

When the wax level reaches approx 1 - 1.5 cms from the base, we recommend extinguishing the candle and cleaning it out (see below).

Do not allow candles burning in reach of children or pets.

Keep well away from flammable items.

Extinguish all candles if you are going out.

Do not move the candle if the wax is still liquid - molten wax burns.

How to clean your bowl once the candle has been burned 

Once the candle has burned fully, fill the bowl with hot water. This will loosen the bases of the wicks for you to remove and dispose of them. Then you can simply clean any residual wax in the bowl with warm water and washing up liquid and leave to dry! 

Re-using your bowl

We love to see our customers reusing their bowls! All our bowls are dishwasher and oven-proof. Our White and Anthracite bowls are suitable for food use, however our coloured bowls (Gold, Blue, Green) are not due to a small amount of lead being used in the glazing process.