Candle Care & Tea Crafting
On this page you will find instructions for caring for your candle and best practices for tea making!
Container Candle Care
Upon first ever use, burn for at least two hours, or until the entire surface has turned to liquid wax. This will help prolong the life of your candle.
Trim wick to 1/8” before each lighting. This will maintain an even and clean burn.
Burn for no more than 3-4 hours at a time.
Always keep candles in sight when in use. Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire such as furniture, drapes, books, paper, flammable materials, etc.
Never leave a burning candle unattended. Extinguish candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing.
Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room. Don’t burn too many candles in a small room or in a “tight” home where air exchange is limited.
Choose an area away from drafts, open air vents or ceiling fans. This will help avoid rapid burning and prevent flare-ups.
Candle, container and/or wax can become hot when in use.
Always burn candle on a stable, heat resistant surface. This can help prevent heat damage to underlying surfaces and prevent glass containers from breaking.
Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Keep wax pool free from wick and other debris at all times.
Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.
Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high. The candle isn’t burning properly. Cool, align and trim the wick, then check for drafts before relighting.
Never burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish flame if it comes too close to the container.
Extinguish candle carefully, allow it to cool completely before touching or moving.
Recommend to use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. Never use water as it can cause wax to splatter or glass to break.
Always read and follow the manufacturer’s use and safety instructions carefully.
For more Candle Safety Rules please visit the NCA’s Candle Safety Page.
Pillar Candle Care
Trim the wick to between 5 – 7mm and remove any wick debris, as this could cause uneven burning.
Pillar candles must be burnt on a heat proof plate. Place candle away from drafts and always keep candle within sight.
When burning the candle for the first time it must be blown out before it reaches the edge of the candle itself, leaving a 1cm rim. This sets the memory of the candle and is a very important step in ensuring the candle burns well and does not spill over the sides and leak.
It is important to snuff out the candle when it reaches the edge, leaving a 1cm rim. Allow the candle to cool and reset. Once the wax solidifies you can you can relight it. Usually best to leave overnight.
For best results, don't burn your candle for longer than 4 hours at a time. Extinguish, let the candle cool down, trim the wick, and relight. The wax pool should always be kept clean. Any debris (e.g. pieces of wick, burnt matches) should be removed so as not to disturb the burning of the candle.
First gather all materials needed and your favorite loose tea from Night Rituals! Tea cup, mug, tea strainer, tea spoon, tea infuser, tea pot- whatever you feel best!
Boil your water! If using a boiler or if you have control of the water temperature then use the following chart for best tea results:
Green Tea & White Tea
Per 8oz of hot water- add 1.5-2 Teaspoons of loose tea to your vessel and place in cup. Our handcrafted crystal tea strainers can hold up to 4 teaspoons of tea.
Once water has reached appropriate temperature (if you do not have a boiler or a way to control water temperature- a simple microwaved water of 1-2 minutes or stove top boil will achieve same results) add water to cup with tea.
Depending on how strong you want your tea will depend on how long you leave your vessel of herbs in your cup. Typically 8-10 minutes for regular taste. 10-15 minutes for a stronger cup of tea.
Add your toppings! Honey, sugar, salt, ginger- there are so many extras you can add to your desire!
Enjoy tea once it has cooled down so it does not burn you!! CAUTION TEA WILL BE HOT!!