Making the Most of Your Candle

by Kate Brunk

1. Safety First

Check out the warning label and safety instructions on the bottom of your candle.

  • Remove the Labyrinth Made Goods™ candle sleeve (and check out our mission and story) before lighting your candle
  • Burn your candle within sight
  • Keep your lit candle away from things that could catch fire
  • Burn your candle away from children and pets

Trimming the wick of a candle

2. Trim the Wick

Before you light one of our unique 100% soy candles, you should trim the wick using scissors or a wick trimmer. This ensures a safe flame height and helps you get a longer burn life from your candle.

3. Pooling

Allow the wax to melt to the edges of the candle each time you burn, if possible. This is especially important for the first time you burn the candle. Getting a full melt pool will prevent tunneling. This usually takes about 2 hours. We designed our candles’ burn pools to burn to about ⅛ of an inch from the glass in order to get the best and longest life out of your candle.

An example of candle wax pooling evenly within its glass container

4. Know when to stop

You should burn your candle for a maximum of 4 hours at a time and stop using the candle when only ½ inch of wax remains. If you burn your candle for longer than 4 hours or when not enough wax remains, the jar could overheat or the wick could move from center causing greater risk of injury.

Potted plant inside a reused Labyrinth Handmade Goods candle

5. Reuse or Recycle Your Jar

When your Labyrinth Made Goods candle has reached the end of its burn life, you can continue to use the beautiful frosted or apothecary green glass jar. Learn how to clean your jar for reuse or recycle your jar at our sustainability page.