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Caring for your Candles

By Olivia Carlin

5 Min Read

For over three decades, our collection of soothing scented candles have been hand-poured by our Factory team on The Isle of Arran to help you unwind after a hectic day by introducing your space to the evocative scents of our island home.

Whether the ambient glow of our candles take pride of place in your lounge or by the side of your evening bath, ensure your ARRAN candles look their best (and safest) with our simple steps to enhance your fragrance experience and keep your candle burning for longer. 

Did you know? 

The tin packaging which surrounds our entire Home Fragrance collection is 100% recyclable. 

Step One: Time for a Trim

To create a cleaner, brighter burn, ensure you trim the wick of your candle to 5mm and keep the pool of wax clear of any excess wick trimmings. This helps to prevent 'sooting' (blackening of the glass) as well as high flames.

Step two: Location, Location, Location

Light your candle in a well-ventilated room, away from drafts including open windows, fans and air conditioners, which can cause sooting (black marks on the glass jars) or uneven burning. 

Step three: Time to unwind 

Burn our large candles between two to four hours at a time to ensure an even burn and ensure the sides of the jar stays clean. Burning for less time can cause the candle to 'tunnel', which leaves a build-up of wax around the candle sides.

Now all that's left to do is relax, unwind and inhale deeply as our blend of soothing essential oils help to restore inner calm and evoke memories of time spent on our island home. 

Did you know?

'Pull away' is a term commonly used to describe the appearance of air bubbles or wet look on the inside of glass candle jars. As the hand-poured wax begins to cool inside the glass jar, it begins to shrink ever so slightly or 'pull away' from the sides of the jar. The glass then magnifies this gap which creates the appearance of air bubbles. Don't worry, there's no need to fret as the bubbles will start to disappear once your candle has been lit and begins to warm back up.

Discover our full collection of scented candles here.

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