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How to get the best out of your candles

Before Burning 

Prior to burning you candle it is important to trim you wick to 1/4 of a inch. This prevents uneven rapid burning and sooting. Keep the pool of wax free from any wick trimmings and any debris at all times. 
Make sure your candle is lit in a well ventilated room away from any drafts , which can cause sooting , uneven burning And diminish the scent throw. 
   Make sure your candle is placed on a heat resistant surface. This will help prevent any possible heat damage to surfaces.
Only burn you candle for no more than 3-4 hours at a time . Always store your candles in a cool, dark and dry place. 

The Important First Burn

On your candles first burn it’s extremely Important that you candle is burned for 1-2 hours so that the melt pool touches the sides of your candle vessels ! This is critical step as wax has memory. Which could in turn leave your candle tunnelling all the way through your candles life .  So before lighting a candle for the first time make sure you are able to give it the time it needs . As we promise it will make your candle last longer   

While Burning 

Never leave you candle unattended while lit ,  if you are to be leaving a room make sure your candle is extinguished first . Make sure that your candle isn’t near any flammable objects.Always keep candles out of the reach of children and pets . 

Never touch or move a burning candle, candle vessels can get to extremely high temperatures.
Only allow you candle to burn between the 3-4 hour candle burning window ! Then Let the candle cool for 2 hours before relighting if you so do wish . Keeping it burning for longer can put your glass jar at risk of possibly cracking or shattering . 
Extinguish your candle if it smokes, flickers or the flame becomes to high. These are signs that your candle isn’t burning properly and the flame isn’t controlled. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, the check for drafts before relighting. 

We can’t express enough the importance of maintaining a short wick  , trimming your wick to 1/4 of a inch before every re-light helps prevent mushrooming wicks. which can result in unnecessary soot. This also controls the size of your flame insuring you get the best out of your candle and can enjoy for longer. 

If soot does form on the inside of your glass simply extinguish your candle, allow it to cool, then wipe clean with a damp cloth. Trim the wick and re-light. 

Extinguishing your candle 

We advise not to blow you candles ,  as this can cause the candle to become uneven for the next burn and can cause unwanted wax splatter. Extinguish with a candle snufffer , or simply dip the wick into the melted wax and then straighten the wick. This technique prevents smoking . 

Know when it’s time to say goodbye 

It’s also important candles are not burned for any longer when the have only 1cm of wax left at the bottom .  Although it is extremely tempting to continue to burn until the wax is gone, we strongly advise against it as it as the flame needs a solid base of wax to avoid overheating your vessel  . 

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Behind the mask


and im Leanne, and welcome to humble candles. my lockdown baby!

lockdowns been hard for everyone, but one thing it has allowed me to do is start exploring my more creative avenues. by letting me express ideas through the art of candle making, something iv now become extremely passionate about! Putting my all into every wax pour .

how it all started?

it all started with this gal on the left !! (* the bestie) meet clare the reason why humble candles even exists today! Everyone needs a Clare in their life.   It all started with a pick me up gift that was gifted by Clare ! containing a wee votive candle which packed a punch of fragrance!  , i remember clutching to the candle all day as the scent was amazing and so powerful !  i had never dabled in homemade candles before but i loved it and was now going to be the start of something ! it had much more to it than just a candle though , you could see the hard work and love and thought that had gone into it . The logo, the smoothness of the wax, the quality of the wick , the hot and cold throw to die for, it was someone's masterpiece. I wanted to create  my own masterpiece with my own twist on it .

   iv always been obsessed with home fragrance , when someone enters my home i want it to be their first thought ..... ' ohh its smells nice in here' even if the place was a complete guddle of kids toys and days of still unfolded washing . As long as it smelled nice was all i really cared about !

The stick of danaite was ignited in my brain and i ran with the idea. why cant i do the same ? bring the joy of scent to everyone? because if lockdowns taught me one thing , just why not ?..........

lots of love 


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