Candle Care

Tips to make your candles last longer...

trim your wick

We want you to enjoy your Pink Flamingo candle for as long as possible and also ensure your safety. We can assure you that the fastest way to ruin a good time would be to set something other than your candle on fire.

  1. Trim the wick of the candle every time before you light it. Keep it at 1/4" like the picture below to have a clean and even burn.  This small step avoids black flames, black smoke, flames that are too tall, stain on tins and wax burning too quickly.    



  1. The first time you light the candle allow it to burn for at least 2 hours or until the center has turned into liquid wax.  
  2. Do not burn candles for more than 4 hours at a time.  Then allow at least 2 hours of cooling time until it becomes solidified again, before relighting.
  3. Allowing the candle to burn until the a melt pool (melted wax) reaches the edge of the container in all directions during a single burning session is important. The minimum burn time that a candle should be allowed to burn is 1 hour for 4-8 oz candles or 2 hours for 9-16 oz candles. Failure to do this repeatedly will result in candle tunneling- when only the center of the wax right around the wick melts and burns down. If candle tunneling occurs over time, you will end up with a ring of unused wax around the outside of the candle, thereby, reducing the overall usage of the candle. It is especially important to allow the minimum burn time for the first burn to set the characteristic of the melt pool thereafter. 
  4. It is equally important that the maximum burn time is not exceeded during a single burning session. The maximum burn time that a candle should be allowed to burn is 3 hours for 4- 8 oz candles and 4 hours for 9- 16 oz candles. Over-burning can not only result in a fire hazard by overheating the container, but can also overheat the wax causing it to melt faster.

Candle placement 

  • Place your candle on a flat, heat resistant surface before lighting.
  • Never leave a candle unattended.
  • Keep away from children and pets.
  • Keep your candles away from drafts like fans, doorways, or windows.

Keep it safe

  • Do not light your candle when there is only 1/4″ wax left. Discard instead.
  • Do not use room sprays, cosmetics sprays, or other sprayable products near an open flame.
  • Never move or touch the candle tin when the wax is in liquid form. You will get burned!
  • Never extinguish a candle with water.


Choose an appropriate sized room

Smaller candles (4 - 8 oz) should be burned in smaller spaces that are under 900 sq ft. For best performance, burn smaller candles in closed-in spaces such as a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, foyer, or small office.

Larger candles (9-16 oz) tend to have a more powerful fragrance throw and can perform well in larger spaces and open-concept floorplans such as a great room or living room. 

Enjoy your Pink Flamingo candles! 🦩