How to Care for Your Candle

Learn how to properly care for your candle to extend burn time and promote a clean burn.

Trimming Your Wick
We recommend trimming your wick to 1/4" before burning your Midtown West candle. Trimming your wick is especially important the first time you burn a candle, but trimming before each and every burn will not only promote a cleaner burn but will also lengthen the lifespan of your candle.
Burning Your Candle
Midtown West candles should burn between 2-4 hours at a time. Allow the top layer of wax to melt completely, creating a 1/4" melt pool at the top. This is important to avoid tunneling. Candles also have a "wax memory," so it's essential that you allow the candle to create a full melt pool on your first burn. Otherwise, your candle will only burn to the diameter of the initial melt pool. If you notice excess mushrooming or soot build up, extinguish your candle immediately.
Mushrooming & Soot
Many factors play into wick mushrooming and soot buildup on the edges of your vessel. Both are completely normal, so no need for alarm! If you notice excessive mushrooming on your wick, extinguish your candle and let it cool completely. Remove the carbon build up using a wick trimmer, and relight your candle.

Soot buildup on the sides of your vessel is likely caused by mushrooming or heavy air circlation around the candle. To prevent, maintain healthy wick maintance and burn your candle away from heavy drafts.
Extinguishing Your Candle
We recommend using a candle snuffer or wick dipper to extinguish your candle after you've enjoyed it. If you have a wick dipper, simply dip the wick into the wax. If you have a snuffer, place the bell on top of the flame until the candle has been extinguished.
Storing Your Candle
Each Midtown West candle comes with a premium gift tube that doubles as a storage container for your candle between burns. Once the candle is extinguished and completely cooled, simply place the candle into the tube, push the lid on, and store in a tempurature-controlled place.


How to Repurpose Your Crystal Vessel

Learn how to repurpose your crystal vessel after you have finished burning your candle.

When to Repurpose Your Vessel
The Midtown West candle vessel is made of eco-crystal and can be used as an elegant cocktail glass, vase, or trinket holder. It's time to repurpose your vessel when there is 1/4" wax remaining in the vessel.
Adding Hot Water
Once your candle is extinguished, prepare a small pot of hot water on the stove. Though our vessels are durable, we do not recommend using boiling water. If the water is boiling, remove the pot from the heat for a few minutes.

When the water is hot (not boiling), carefully pour the water into the vessel and on top of the wax and wick, filling the vessel at least 3/4 full. Water will be hot, so pour with caution.

If you have unmelted wax remaining at the bottom of the vessel after pouring the hot water, carefully free the wax with a heat-resistant utensil.
Letting Your Vessel Rest
After pouring the hot (not boiling) water into the vessel, the wax will float to the surface. Let the vessel rest until the wax is completely solidified. It may take up to 4 hours. The wick will remain at the bottom of the vessel during this time.
Cleaning Your Vessel
After the wax has completely solidified at the surface of the water, use a utensil to separate the wax from the edges of the vessel. Collect the wax and discard it.

To remove the wicks, empty the remaining water from your vessel into the sink. Using pliers, securely grasp the metal nub at the base of the wick while holding the vessel steady with your other hand. Firmly yet gently wiggle the nub until it loosens.

Before using your vessel, thoroughly wash the glass with dish soap and water to remove any remaining wax, carbon buildup, soot, or adhesive. Our eco-crystal is also dishwasher safe!
Disposing of Materials
Should you choose not to repurpose your candle vessel, the eco-crystal is 100% recyclable and can be disposed in your recycling bin. All other excess materials should be disposed in the trash.