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All of our candles are hand made with love to bring you hours of fragrant bliss. To get the most out of your IDU candles, follow the tips below on how to get the best out of your experience. 

1. The first burn should last 3 hours.

The first burn is the most important and the wax needs to melt from side to side of the pot, which normally takes about 3 hours. Burning for less time can cause the candle to 'tunnel', which leaves a build-up of wax around the side of the vessel and can reduce the maximum burn time. Burning for longer periods, (over four hours) can cause the wick to move or slant.

2. No draughts near candles.
Make sure to light your candle away from any draughts, these can interrupt the candle's natural burn and can lead them to burn uneven and even soot. 

3. Trim your wick.
Long, or crooked wicks can create high flames, smoking, or sooting. Trimming the wick to 5mm (when the wax has set) following every burn is the easiest way to prevent this.

4. Don't burn your candle more than 4 hours.
To minimise any damage or issues, burn your candle only for 4 hours at a time. A long, flickering flame means that you have burned your candle for too long. Burning the candle for too long causes the wick to become too long, the flame will flicker and possibly also soot. 

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I found these tips very helpful! Chris, February 26, 2021

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