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Malmaison Candle Care & Safety
Merci for purchasing a Malmaison candle, we are sure you will transform your space into a serene sanctuary, perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation.

We appreciate your love for burning our candles at home, however, it is essential to follow the necessary safety guidelines for a delightful experience. Keep in mind that candles are an open flame and require careful handling and respect.

Here at Malmaison, we prioritize candle safety, which is why we urge you to read these instructions carefully to ensure safe burning of our candles.  Read on below to learn more about safe candle care as well as some tips on how to get the most out of your candles.

Candle Safety

  •   Avoid excessive burn time, no more than 3-4 hours is recommended
  •   Remove candle dust cover prior to lighting.
  •   Always burn your candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface away from drafts or flammable objects
  •   Never leave a burning candle unattended
  •   Trim the wick to 8mm tall before every burn to keep the wax clean and burning nicely
  •  Allow candle to melt to edge of vessel to prevent future tunneling
  •  Discontinue burning your candle when there is 10mm / 1cm of wax is remaining
  •  When burning more than one candle at a time, space candles approximately 100mm (10cm) apart (at a minimum)
  •  Keep out of reach of pets and children

    Candle Care

    The First Burn

    It is important to prioritize the first burn of your candle. To ensure a consistently even burn throughout the lifespan of the candle, make sure to let the wax melt across the entire surface and reach the edges, forming a pool in the container.  This technique will effectively prevent tunnelling and promote an optimal burning experience.

    Trimming the Wick

    To properly trim the wick of your candle, begin by cutting it down to 8mm prior to lighting it. It's best to use a specialized wick trimmer to achieve a clean, straight edge.  

    Make sure to remove any debris that may have fallen onto the surface of the candle.  While the candle is burning, it's normal for the wick to form a "mushroom" at its end. However, this must be trimmed before each use, and periodically during the burn if it becomes excessive, to ensure a clean burn and prevent fire hazards.

    If you're using a laser lighter, be sure to unlock the safety switch, press the power button, and avoid touching the wax. After use, remember to turn the safety switch off.

    Failing to trim the wick can lead to smoke emissions that could stain the surrounding area. Furthermore, wick mushrooming is a major contributor to wick debris falling into the wax pool, which can become a fire hazard as the candle burns down.