Our Candle Care Guide

Welcome to the Embers & Oak Candle Care Guide!

At Embers & Oak, we understand that the ritual of lighting a candle is more than just illuminating a space it's about creating an experience that enriches your surroundings.

To ensure that your moments with our candles are as delightful and safe as possible, we've curated this Candle Care and Safety Guide.


I. The Art of Lighting

Before lighting, trim the wick to approximately 0,5 cm (¼ inch). This helps in a cleaner burn and prevents excessive flickering.

II. The Maiden Burn

Allow your candle to burn until the entire surface is melted during the first use this will take about 3-4 hours. This establishes a 'memory' and prevents tunnelling in subsequent burns, maximising your candle's longevity.

III. Embrace the Even Burn

Keep your candle lit for 2-3 hours during each use. This promotes an even burn and maximizes the scent throw.

IV. Mind the Drafts

Candles, like poetry, despise drafts. Keep them in a haven away from the chaotic breeze. This sanctuary ensures a tranquil burn, a rebellion against uneven flickering, and the formation of soot. Choose a stable, draft-free alcove, to ensure an even burn and to prevent the flame from leaning in one direction. Let the flame compose its ode to serenity.

V. Safety First

Never leave a burning candle unattended. Always extinguish before leaving a room. Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Place candles on a heat-resistant surface and away from flammable materials.

VI. Trim and Tidy

Trim the wick back to 0,5 cm (¼ inch) before each use to prevent soot and to ensure a steady, clean flame. Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings and debris.

VII. Mind the Bottom

Discontinue use when there's about 1 cm (½ inch) of wax remaining. Burning a candle too low can damage surfaces and the container.

VIII. Storage Wisdom

In the interlude between illuminations, store your candles in a cool, dry sanctuary, shielded from the eager gaze of sunlight. Heat and light may soften the wax, blur the hues, and mute the melody of fragrance. Proper storage is the guardian of your candles' essence, preserving their quality and longevity.

IX. Reusable Containers

Embers & Oak candles often come in elegant, reusable containers. Repurpose them for your newly sprouted plants, treasured trinkets, or as wonderful decor pieces.

X. Savor the Scent

To experience the full richness of our fragrances, we advise you to use our candles within a year of purchase.

Embers & Oak: Crafting Moments, Ensuring Safety

Our candles are crafted with love, and we want every moment with them to be a safe and enjoyable experience. By following these simple tips, you're not only enhancing the life of your candle but also ensuring that every flicker contributes to the serene ambiance you've come to cherish.

Indulge in the Embers & Oak experience, where the art of living meets the art of candle care. If you have any questions or need further assistance, our team is always here to help.

Happy candle moments!