How to Properly Care for Your Potions & Pyrelight Candles

Allow the wax to melt & pool: Always burn until the wax is melted all the way across the diameter of the candle and forms a complete melt pool before extinguishing the flame - this may take between 30 to 60 minutes after lighting. A full pool of melted wax will keep the candle from tunneling, or leaving wax on the sides of the vessel.

Trim the wick: Because Potions & Pyrelight uses dual wooden wicks, trimming work will be minimal. When needed, trim the wick of excess soot (that's the black stuff that forms on top) especially after long burns, but be careful not to trim too much, otherwise the flame may prematurely snuff out during subsequent burns. 

Safe burning tipsKeep your burning candle in sight and away from drafts. Always place it on a flat, heat-resistant surface when lit. Keep the candle away from children, pets, materials that can catch fire, and other heat sources.

!!! Never move your candle while it is burning or still hot. Wood wicks produce a lot of heat, which transfers to the glass. Only move the jar once the flame is extinguished and the wax has cooled. Pouring or removing liquid wax from the vessel may cause the wick to extinguish and affect the future burn quality of the candle. !!!

When to stop burning your candle: When there is approximately 1/4 inch of wax remaining at the bottom of the vessel, or when the wick self-extinguishes for lack of wax, whichever occurs first, extinguish the wick and recycle the vessel according to your local recycling center instructions.