Keep it clean and safe
If dust forms on the surface of your candle be sure to wipe it clean before lighting. Same goes for keeping it free of trimmed wicks and match heads. Remember keep your candle away from draughts, children and pets. Never leave a candle unattended. Also you have to stop burning your candle at some point and this is about 5mm from the bottom. If you keep lighting your candle when there is no wax left to burn you risk having the candle jar shatter from the heat. So stop burning it and clean out the jar so you can return it to use for a refill.
Storage – they like the Scottish winter
Always store your candles in a cool, dry and dark place. Easy when you live in the Outer Hebrides! Storing candles in direct sunlight for long periods of time may cause them to discolour. You will notice those with certain fragrances such as vanilla will turn yellow. This does not affect the burn or smell it just won’t look as pleasing to the eye.