About This Accessory
The proper tool makes every task easy. This is the essential one for maintaining your candle's wick properly. Our heavy-duty metal wick trimmer clips wicks to 1/8" to ensure a clean, even flame for a longer lasting candle and maximum fragrance. (To learn why this is important, see Caring for your Candles at left.) Long enough to reach the bottom of our Large Jar Candles, the Perfect Wick Trimmer's design also easily lets you remove the clipped wick safely. You can't do that with a pair of scissors!
Caring for your Candles
To enjoy your candles to their fullest, a certain amount of care is required. Keeping their wicks trimmed properly will help your candles burn fully and last longer. Specifically, your candle's wick should be trimmed after every 4 hours of burn time. Let the candle come to room temperature, then trim the wick to 1/8-inch before relighting. That length helps create complete combustion, which means less soot is formed while the candle is burning. This is where our Perfect Wick Trimmer comes in - place the bottom of the trimmer flush with the candle surface, rock the trimmer back so that its "elbow" rests on the surface, this keeps the trimmer at a 45-degree angle and helps ensure the cut is to the proper length. Simple! Enjoy your candles and their fragrances, then repeat again after every 4 hours of burn time.