Top Tips

Danzo Candle Company take great care in producing high quality hand poured candles that burn beautifully. Here are some top tips to improve the quality of your candle burn and explain some of the safety guidelines. With the right care my candles will burn cleaner and last longer. For wooden wicks see point 7 below.

  1. Allow the wax pool to fully melt to the edge of the candle before extinguishing. Candles have a memory so if the melt pool isn’t allowed to reach the edge of the container on the first burn it won’t on any further burns causing your candle to tunnel. Allow 3-4 hours burn time for our 30cl containers and 2-3 hours for our tin candles. By doing this your candle will last much longer and avoid tunnelling.
  2. Trim your wick! Keep your wick trimmed to 5mm this will give a much cleaner burn and prevent the candle from smoking or creating soot build up on the wick. (see point 7 for wood wicks)
  3. Keep your candles away from drafts to keep the flame steady. An unsteady flame can cause rapid uneven burning and soot build ups.
  4. Use a candle snuffer to extinguish your candle. Candle snuffers prevent excess smoke escaping when the wick is being extinguished.
  5. Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high. The candle isn't burning properly. Cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before relighting.
  6. When your candle reaches 5mm from the bottom, it's time to say goodbye. Leaving any candle to burn right out can cause the container to become very hot when there is little wax left.
  7. Wooden wicks burn differently to normal wicks and we recommend wooden wicks are trimmed between ¼ and 1/8 inch. This can be done with a wick trimmer, nail clippers or you can just use your fingers to snap off the excess black carbon that is on the top part of the wick (I use a small bit of kitchen roll so my fingers stay clean). This will snap off easily as it is loose. This should be done before each light. Please ensure you trim the wick once the candle has cooled and there is no melted wax around the wick. Always light the candle were the wax meets the wick as opposed to the top of the wick ensuring you light all the way across, not just at one end.

As the candle starts to burn down towards the end, you may start to notice some discoloration of the wax. This is caused by the natural elements of the wax warming and cooling with every light of the candle. This does not affect the performance of the candle in any way.


- Never leave candles unattended.

- Keep candles on a heatproof surface and away from things that can catch fire.

- Keep the wick trimmed to 5mm.

- Never handle candles that are in use.

- Keep out of reach of children and pets.

- Do not place multiple candles less than 5cm apart.

- Keep away from other sources of heat.

- Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.

- Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room.