More so than not, people just light a candle as soon as they take it out of the box/cellophane and I was guilty of this too before I had a NEOM candle, and due to the quite specific instructions, I figured I would take notice of them. So I did trim the wicks, and I did burn it for the first time for a minimum of 2 hours.
This is what a NEOM candle should look like when it has been burning for over 2 hours. The wicks will still stand upright, they will not droop into the wax, you can see it has burnt totally evenly, no mess around the edge of the glass.
If you are spending more than a fiver on a candle, treat it nicely! Once it has cooled down, trim the wicks so it is ready for next time, and if you can get a lid for it, do. It then doesn't end up covered in dust. If it does end up covered in dust, just give it a light wipe with a baby wipe. If you get the pillaring effect on one of our candles, (the walls of the candle stay in tact and the candle burns down the middle) then you've not listened to me!!
|This is a NEOM candle that has been burnt for about 3 hours|
|This is what a NEOM candle should look like when finished - a completely clean glass|
If you want to try this for yourself, then pop along to www.neomorganics.com as there is a special offer on at the moment too!