Pillar Candles can be a really fun to burn, look amazing and even just make a great addition to your home decor, some people just love the look of them and don't burn them.
But if you decide you want to light that baby it is really important to follow the instructions below so that you get the best look and performance out of your candle. It is super important that pillars are lit on a heat proof plate or appropriate candle holder. We do have an option for your candle to come with a plate if you don't have one. These plates are fantastic making clean up super easy as the wax just comes right off them.
For best results please follow the directions carefully.
WARNING: Always burn pillars on a heat proof plate!!
CANDLE SAFETY FIRST: You should never leave a candle unattended. Always burn within sight, keeping away from flammable objects and away from draughts. Candles are always best in still air. Always keep away from children and pets, and never move your candle while burning as the wax can be hot. Pretty common sense stuff right?
BURNING INSTRUCTIONS: Always trim the wick to 5mm before lighting each time and on a heat proof plate.
MEMORY BURN: When burning the pillar for the first time it must be blown out before it reaches the edge of the pillar, leaving at least a 1cm rim. This sets the memory of the pillar and is a extremely important step in ensuring the pillar burns well and does not spill over the sides.
Once the pillar has been burning for approximately three to four hours, or when the wax has melted leaving a 1cm rim, the pillar should be blown out.
ALLOW RESET: After your first memory burn it is then important to blow out the pillar and allow it to fully reset before lighting again. Always trim the wick back to 5mm before lighting and for each burn after light for no longer than 4 hours at a time. Always keep the wax pool clean from debris.
It really is that simple and with these few instructions, you will have a beautiful burning pillar candle.