Get the best from your Candles and Diffusers.
Reed diffusers are a great way to fragrance your home, particularly during the summer months, or as a flame-free alternative to candles.
Here are a couple of tips to make the most of your Botanical Reed Diffuser, to get the best results:
- Turn your reeds - The more you turn your reeds the better the fragrance output, we find that once a week is the perfect amount to enhance the effects of your reed diffuser and enough time for your chosen scent to fill the air before needing to be refreshed. Turning the reeds regularly will also encourage a regular flow of fragrance and prevent the reeds from becoming clogged.
- Keep your reed diffuser out of direct sunlight - Placing your reed diffuser in direct sunlight will cause the oil in the diffuser to evaporate faster, or cause the reeds to dry out. Whilst reed diffusers are fairly low maintenance it’s important to think about where you are positioning them. We keep ours on the table in the entrance hall, as a welcome scent when guests arrive, and at nose level in the bathroom and bedrooms.
Candles are a great way to add fragrance, sparkle and ambience to your home, but they need a little TLC. To get the best from your Botanical Candles, here are a few important tips.
- Burn your candle for 2-3 hours on first use. This will enable the wax to pool out to the sides of the container and will remember this burn pattern each time thereafter.
- Trim your wick. It is important that you trim your week before lighting, to a measurement of 1cm. This will ensure that there is no build-up on your wick, allowing it to burn safely.
- Burn for a maximum of 3-4 hours at a time
- On the final burn, it is normal to have a residue wax base, to prevent overheating.
- Do not leave a burning candle unattended
- Do not place your candle in a draft
- Place your candle on a stable surface and away from flammable objects
Once your candle has come to an end, you can wash out the glass with hot soapy water, in order to reuse or recycle. The labels, wick sustainers and adhesive dots come away quite easily, leaving a lovely clean glass tumbler.