Candle Care

We love that you have chosen to purchase our candles to permeate your home with joy, warmth and light, and we want you to enjoy every moment of that. Please follow these candle care tips, to ensure a clean-burning, longer lasting candle:
  • The first time you use your BHĀVANĀ NYC candle, let it burn for a minimum of 2/3 hours until all the wax on the surface has become liquid. This prevents future tunneling.
  • Always burn within sight, on a stable, heat-resistant surface away from flammable objects.
  • Trim wick to 1/4" for cotton wicks and 3/16th of an inch for wooden wicks before each burn. This will ensure an even burn, steady flame and limit sooting. Invest in a good pair of wick trimmers that will cut and remove the excess wick cleanly. Do not trim for first use, as it will be sent to you ready to be lit. 
  • Extinguish candle if it smokes or the flame becomes too high. These signs indicate the candle is not burning properly and the flame isn't controlled. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before re-lighting.
  • Always extinguish flame with a snuffer. Do not blow out.
  • Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
  • To preserve the fragrance, do not burn your candle more than 4 hours at a time.
  • If soot ever forms on the inside of the vessel, extinguish candle, wait for it to cool, then wipe with a clean damp cloth. Trim wick and relight.
  • Keep candles away from drafts, this can cause uneven burning and can lead to the formation of soot.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.
  • To maximize scent throw, burn in desired space for a minimum of 30 minutes with the door closed. Open windows and doors will disperse scent.