TRIM YOUR CANDLE WICKS TO ¼ INCH PRIOR TO EACH BURN SESSION.
Trimmed wicks will give you a cleaner and brighter burn. Untrimmed wicks are more likely to take on a weird mushroom-esque shape that dulls and obscures the flame which also produces that black soot.
- Place the bottom of the trimmer flush with the surface of the candle.
- Rock the trimmer back so that the “elbow” now rests on the surface of the candle.
- Ensure that your trimmer is at a 45-degree angle to ensure the proper wick length. This will prevent the wick from being cut too short or causing the candle to burn improperly.
- Bring the two handles together to trim the wick. Discard the remnant wick before lighting.