Optimal First Burn for Candle Memory
All Dalí et Aurore candles come with their wicks trimmed for an optimal first burn. During your candle’s first burn, allow the melted candle wax to pool to the edge of the vessel, melting across an even surface. This sets the 'candle memory' to prolong candle longevity, promote even burning and prevents candle tunnelling. This should take approximately 3- 4 hours (never burn a candle for longer than 4 hours at a time).
The flame is often the magick of the candle, mesmerising us and creating ambiance. As we capture the power of mother nature in a burning candle, remember to never leave a burning candle unattended.
Keep the burning candle out of reach from children & pets, while maintaining a half metre distance between the candle and any flammable objects. Do not move a burning candle and place it safely away from open windows & draughts.
Extinguish Safely with a Candle Snuffer or Wick Dipper
There are several reasons not to blow out your candle. Dalí et Aurore candles are alive with intention & magick, and in pagan practice is it believed that blowing out a candle blows away the magick of an enchantment.
Another key reason is, of course, safety. Extinguish your candle with a candle snuffer (for wooden wicks), or dip the wick in wax to put out the flame, and then re-straighten, with a wick dipper (for cotton or hemp wicks). These methods avoid hot, splattering wax and excess smoke.
Store your candle out of direct sunlight and in a cool, dry place, as candles are sensitive to temperature and light. Cover your candle with its vessel lid if it comes with one to prevent dust build up.
Trim Wick Before You Relight
Trim the wick to 5mm each time the candle is lit. This helps prevent the flame from getting too large and creates a beautiful and stable teardrop-shaped flame. To maximise the candle’s aroma and magick, keep doors and windows closed and burn for 30 minutes. On the contrary, opening windows and doors will help disperse aroma.
Candle flames don’t run to home base, there should always be remaining wax in a candle container (around 130mm). Discontinue use at this life cycle of the candle to prevent overheating of candle vessel, heat damage to the container and the surface at the base of the candle.
Caring for Pillar Candles & Tealights
Always burn pillar candles on a heatproof candle dish. Carefully melt the base of the pillar candle and adhere it onto the candle dish to prevent toppling.
Always use a snug-fitting glass votive for tea lights to prolong candle burn time.
A Dalí et Aurore tip is to add three drops of water (try moon water!) to the bottom of the glass votive before placing your tea light in for easier cleaning of the votive.
Candle Wax Disposal & RepurposingAs a Dalí et Aurore candle melts, it releases potent energy and herbal goodness into your physical space. Once it has reached the end of its life cycle, be sure to give your appreciation to the candle and its herbs which have enriched your living space, a simple “thank you” will do.
Wait for melted wax to harden before gently scraping it off the container or surface to dispose, and never pour wax down a sink. For candle vessels, you can soak them in hot water and let the water cool while the wax hardens on the water surface. We recommend cleaning and reusing your candle vessels as they are imbued with enchantments.
May we suggest, sprouting a seedling or two!