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Candle Care

A great candle experience begins with proper candle care and maintenance. Here are some important burning tips for enjoying your Villar Scentral® candle:

Preventing memory rings.

As with all candles, the first burn is the most important. To begin, candles should burn one hour for every 1 inch in diameter of the actual candle size.

Therefore, a Villar Scentral® candle jar should burn a minimum of 4 hours to liquefy the entire top layer of wax. If the wax is not allowed to liquefy or to melt from edge to edge of the jar or tumbler, it will create a “memory ring,” especially if this is the first time the candle is lit.

Once a candle has this “memory ring,” it will continue to tunnel and to burn that way for the life of the candle.

Candles should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.

It is recommended that after burning for four hours, candles be extinguished, allowed to cool for two hours, and trimmed before relighting.

Follow the half inch rule.

Discontinue use of a candle when ½” of wax remains at the bottom of the jar. This will prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface or container itself.

The glass can get hot on the bottom as the flame nears the base of the jar and most of the wax has been consumed.

By following this instruction, the glass will not get too hot. It is for this same reason that Villar Scentral® does not endorse the use of heating surfaces or “candle warmers.”

For safety’s sake.

Always burn candles well away from drafts, other heat sources, and anything flammable. Make sure burning candles are out of reach of children and pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended.

How to Store Your Candle Properly.

The candle wax and fragrance oils we use in our candles are sensitive to both temperature and light, so please be careful when storing candles for an extended period of time. If you store your candle, be sure it is in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or intense light. Keeping it in a dark place like a cupboard or box will protect it from fading and discoloration.

Since our candles can be sensitive to extreme cold and heat, it’s best to store them between 50ºF and 85ºF. And be sure not to leave our candles in your car for an extended period of time (particularly on hot days) as they may melt or discolor.

Extreme cold causes cracking and separation, so it’s best to follow our temperature guidelines. After long exposure to the cold, you should allow the candle to return to room temperature for a minimum of 2 hours before burning it to minimize potential damage.