Candle Care

Trim your wick 
Trim your wick to approximately ½ cm before every use which:

  • Prevents any black soot - wicks that are too long cannot draw wax all the way up to the top, so the bare wick will start to burn
  • Even with Rituals Home cotton wicks and our natural wax blend, you will see some soot if your wicks start burning themselves
  • Gives your candle a longer burn time
  • Applies to brand new candles that don't necessarily come pre-trimmed
  • We sell Wick Trimmers which are are more effective and gentler than scissors or breaking with your fingers

The best way to extinguish your candle is to use a wick dipper or snuffer

  • They are a more effective and gentler way to extinguish candles
  • Safer and easier to put out the flame
  • It prevents wax spray and smoke
  • It prevents the wick being buried in the wax making it hard to light the candle again

How to use a wick dipper

  • Use the dipper to hook the wick and extinguish the candle in the wax
  • The flame goes out with no smoke or soot
  • Gently ease the wick back up, the wick is then coated in wax and primed for the next lighting

Our Candle Care Set is available in our shop.


To avoid getting a tunnel effect on your candle

  • The first burn of your candle is the most important and the wax MUST pool to the edge of the container on the 1st burn
  • Please burn for 2-4 hours depending on the size to ensure you get the correct pooling
  • Wax has a memory - iIf your candle doesn't burn to the edges, it will start to tunnel and burn unevenly, the next time it won't last as long
  • Keep away from airstreams like air conditioning, vents, windows or fans