Candles; The first time you light your candle, allow it to burn for at least 2-3 hours, this allows your melt pool to expand close to the edges of your vessel and avoids the candle tunnelling on subsequent burns. Avoid burning your candle for more than four hours at a time.. as tempting as that is. It can lead to wick migration and then the potential for sooting. Do not allow your candle to burn all the way down to the wick sustainer, this can make the vessel very hot. You should always blow your candle out when there is around 1cm of wax left at the bottom of the vessel, clean out the remaining wax and recycle or reuse the vessel where possible.
In order to maintain a nice clean burn, keep you candle away from draughts, (children, pets and stationary objects) and always trim your wick before you light it every time, this removes any excess build up on your wick which can cause sooting. Wicks that are too long will cause a larger flame and can heat the vessel excessively. Do not leave your candles unattended and definitely ensure you extinguish the flame before you go to bed!
Reed Diffusers; These diffusers should last at least 20 weeks. But in order to maximise the scent throw, keep your diffuser out of direct sunlight. Warm rooms help the scent travel, and flip your reeds every 2-3 weeks for an instant refresh. Keep this product out of reach of children and do not allow the reeds to touch any services or soft furnishings.
Wax Melts; These melts pack a punch! But do not get carried away and overfill your dish. If you are melting the stars, add one or two (depending on the size of your wax melt dish, your room and your strength preferences) The fragrance will last for 2-3 tea lights. Once you can no longer smell your favourite scent, it is time to clean the dish and start again. Do not leave your lit wax melter unattended. Be careful when moving the wax melter after the tea light has been extinguished, the top can become hot therefore handle at the base. Please keep your wax melts out of reach of children and animals. And remember, they aren't wrapped in plastic, they are in biodegradable corn starch - planet over profits!
Finally and possibly most importantly, you must always remember to enjoy your One Small Moment! Use it as an opportunity to relax, reflect and take stock of your day.