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Luxury scented container candles poured by hand in the heart of Cornwall

Hello, my name is Penny and I love making candles.  It’s a fascinating and complex process which belies a candle’s apparently simple constituents:  

Wax – fragrance oil – wick

That’s it.  But getting these things to combine in the right way takes a special kind of “magic” which involves many hours of experimentation and testing. 

My candles are all hand poured in small batches at home. As a result, my house always smells of a wonderful selection of fragrances, according to which one I am testing.

I really hope you will love my candles as much as I enjoy making them.

Getting The Best From Your Candle

In order to ensure that you get the very best out of your candle, follow these simple rules:

This is really important: on the first burn, always burn for 3 – 4 hours to ensure an even melt pool.

Wax has a kind of “memory” and if you want your candle to burn effectively without tunnelling, then the first burn needs to be long enough for the wax melt pool to spread to the edge or close to the edge of the container

Place your candle in a draught free environment and on a heat proof surface

Never leave your candle unattended

If the candle starts smoking, extinguish it and trim the wick

Ensure the wick is upright, above the wax and central before the wax sets

Always trim the wick to 5mm before lighting to avoid smoking

Extinguish when 5mm of wax remains and do not relight

For safety sake, burn your candle for not more than 4 hours at a time

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