omni
candle care.

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Although candles bring a relax vibe, create memories and comfort, their open flame can be dangerous. We're here to make sure that you burn your omni candles with pleasure and safely. Please read our tips we've outlined below.

How to
look after a
omni candle...

Before Burning

  • Before lighting up your omni candle please place your candle where it will avoid drafts, vents or any air currents. Most importantly keep away from children and pets.

  • All our omni candles are ready to light - there's no need to trim the wick on your first burn.

  • For the first burn please light your new omni candle for at least 2 to 3 hours. This will help it burn evenly, as well as create a perfect even melt pool (You'll honestly want to see that, pure quality.)

 

While Lit

 

  • Never leave your burning candle unattended or lit while sleeping. If you are going to leave the room or go to bed, be sure to extinguish your candle first.

  • Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a candle container especially when the wax has a melt pool.

  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For safety measures, stop burning a candle when there is 0.5cm of wax left in the omni vessel.

  • Never tamper with the wick after entinguish or while lit as this could ruin future burns.

  • If burning multiple candles, place each candle at least three inches apart from one another. This is to ensure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts.

  • Extinguish your candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Before re-lighting, let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts.

  • Use extra caution when burning candles during a power outage. Battery-powered lights like flashlights are much safer sources of light during a power failure.

  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep your burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lit candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.

 

Time To Extinguish

 

  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish your omni candle, if available, it’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.

  • Do not use water to extinguish any candle, this can cause the hot wax to splatter and could break a glass container.

  • Before leaving the room, make sure your candle is completely out and there is no glow coming from the wick ember. As cool as it looks make sure it doesn't glow.

  • Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.

  • Once again do not tamper with the wick while the wax is hot. 

 

A little more on why you should trim a wick

 

Trimming a candle wick is such a small difference that you wouldn't this it'll affect using your candle, right? After all, your candle will still burn whether or not you trim the wick?

 

While this is a little true, the small action of trimming the wick can help prolong the life of your candle by as much as 25 percent (we love talking numbers sometimes) and keep it looking nice and fresh.

Leaving a wick without giving it a fresh trim means that you’ll have a larger flame, which will melt more wax and give the candle more fuel. This larger amount of fuel can lead to incomplete combustion, which in turn creates more soot, making your candle container black and dirty. You'll see this stand out a lot in our omni vessels. Many long wicks also form a little curl on top as they burn, creating an uneven shape that tends to waver around, which exacerbates the soot formation.

So....

Keeping the candle wick trimmed helps control the amount of melted wax that the candle has access to, which helps limit the amount of soot it creates. The trimmed wick also helps the candle burn more evenly, controlling the soot and prolonging the life of the candle. (Reducing the soot also makes it easier to repurpose the candle jar when you’re done burning the candle.)

Every time you burn a candle for four hours, extinguish the flame and let the candle cool to room temperature. This usually takes about two hours for our candles. Then, trim the candle wick down to around 5mm to 8mm before relighting again. You can use scissors at the beginning, but as the candle burns down it will be easier to use an official wick trimmer or save a bit of money and use a nail cutter. 

And some other tips

  • Don't burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time. We're only saying this because once you get past the four-hour mark, the wax begins to super heat, which can reduce the candle’s scent. It also contributes to the creation of smoke, which marks up the candle’s container and further messes with the scent.

  • Try to keep your candle clean and dust free. If you’re not burning your candle often (we know you want to save it for special occasions, we get it), the top may accumulate dust and other particles. So use our black bamboo lids which will keep it free from any dust or anything else. If you do notice some dust on it, carefully wipe off the top of the wax with a damp cotton pad before lighting it again.

  • Last one we promise - Don't let soot marks sit on the glass. this will make them much harder to clean off eventually. Top tip - Dab a little bit of soap on a damp cotton pad and wipe it over the soot until the stains come off. Let the glass dry completely before lighting your omni candle again.
     

Enjoy your omni experience.