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Extending The Life of Your Candles

We want your Workabee Candles to burn beautifully while filling your space with aromas that inspire love, laughter and joy.
Below are safety tips to enhance and extend the life of your candle.


1. Let it Burn. When lighting for the first time burn until wax melts across entire surface to the sides of vessel (this prevents tunneling, and creates an even burn for the duration of the candle’s ‘life’) This may take up to 2-4 hours.

2. Trim wick to ¼ of an inch before each burn to promote an even burn, steady flame and limit sooting/mushrooming of wick.

3. Fragrance Overload. To preserve the fragrance, do not burn your candle more than 4 hours at a time. 

4. Trim the candle wick after each burn. This is very important to prevent the candles from smoking on the next burn or from burning the sides of the glass. We recommend trimming them to 1/4th to 1/8th (3/16" for wooden wick) of an inch each time.  Invest in a good pair of wick trimmers that will cut and remove the excess wick cleanly.

5. Soot is normal. If soot ever forms on the inside of the vessel, extinguish candle, wait for it to cool, then wipe with a clean damp cloth. Trim wick and relight.

6. Never blow out a candle. Extinguish candle with a snuffer, or dip wick into melted wax and then straighten wick to prevent smoking and also prevent hot wax from splattering. Putting the lid on it will cause black smoke and cause you candle to have an unpleasant smell.

7. Extinguish a candle if it smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high. These signs indicate the candle is not burning properly and the flame isn't controlled. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before re-lighting.

8. Maximize Scent Throw. Burn in desired space for 30 mins with the door closed. Open windows and doors will disperse scent.

9. Storing your candles. Always store your candles in a cool, dark and dry place.  Avoid placing your candles where they will be directly exposed to sunlight or harsh indoor lighting.

10. The lids are important. Never extinguish a candle by putting on the lidIt will extinguish the flame, BUT, it also will cause a lot of stinky black smoke. The black smoke will permeate the melted wax that has all of that lovely fragrance. The next time you light the candle it will smell bad.

11. We know it’s tempting. They smell so good but do not burn your candle all the way down.  Always leave at least ½ inch of non-molten wax at the bottom. Doing so could cause your candle vessel to burn hot and possibly break.

Keep an eye on your candle. Always burn candle within sight. Never leave a candle unattended.