Your candle will last longer if you trim the wick before each burn. Trimming your wick properly prevents black residue from appearing around your candle jar. In addition, short wicks produce less smoke and soot and allow for a more controlled flame.
FOR THE FIRST BURN:
Do not trim the wick.
Place the candle on a heat-resistant surface out of the reach of children, pets, and drafts.
Ensure that the candle burns long enough for the liquefied wax to reach the outside rim of the glass vessel. You will set its "memory." Every time you burn the candle, it will remember to burn out to the rim. It's called a "melt pool" because it's liquefied wax.
Rule of thumb:
For every inch of your candle's diameter, burn one hour. Balmori's 9oz signature candle, for example, has a diameter of 3 inches. A "full melt pool" can take up to three hours.
ON-GOING BURNING OF YOUR CANDLE:
Trim your wick - Always trim your wick to 1/4" prior to EACH use. By trimming the wick, the candle will burn longer and release more fragrant.
To trim the wick, we recommend turning the solidified candle upside down. You can trim the wick with a wick trimmer or scissors to remove the "mushroom" left after a previous burn. By turning the candle upside down, the burnt wick will not fall into it. Make sure the wax is free of debris, like matches and wick trimmings.
Optimal Burn Times:
Signature 9oz and 1-Wick: 2 to 3 hour increments
Before relighting the candle, allow it to cool for 12 hours.
HOW TO EXTINGUISH AFTER EACH BURN:
When extinguishing a candle, you can use Balmori Balmori candle lib, or a snuffer to deprive the candle of oxygen. You can also use a wick dipper to gently insert the wick into the melt pool. Make sure you re-center the wick afterward. If you don't have a wick dipper, you can gently blow out the candle.
AT THE END OF THE CANDLE LIFE:
Approximately 1/8 inch of wax remains at the bottom of Balmori Balmori candles when they self-extinguish. If the candle does not self-extinguish, discontinue use of the candle when 12 inches of wax remains at the bottom of the vessel. The counter/surface or the container itself will be protected from heat damage by doing this. In jars with most of the wax consumed, the glass can become hot at the bottom when the flame approaches it.