What's with the wick dipper thingy???
So what is the big deal about dipping the wick and how in the world do you do such a thing? At Hadwin House we are 100% obsessed with creating the perfect candle and are equally obsessed with candle care education. If you've purchased candles recently in our store, you may have gotten a complimentary wick dipper because we are that dedicated to your best candle experience. Who knew candles needed care? Years ago when I lived in Florida, and before I was a candle maker, I was introduced to candle care by another reputable candle line and was blown away at what I learned. Seeing as how we use the finest, cleanest ingredients we can to make a clean-burning and amazing candle, why not give a little care to the investment so you can enjoy it a little longer. Let me explain. We recommend using a wick dipper and trimmer and even offer a candle care duo on our site and in our store for maximum results. In-store we will provide you with a wick dipper if you do not have one, however the candle care duo is well worth the investment. The wick dipper is a long stem with an angled end that allows you to dip the wick into the melt pool to extinguish the flame. Why would one do that??? The reason is 2-fold. For one, the flame is put out immediately and as opposed to blowing out or snuffing out, it fully extinguishes the flame which eliminates smoke and soot, and that icky smell afterward. Secondly, it re-coats your wick in the wax which will add hours to your candle. BE SURE TO STAND YOUR WICK BACK UPRIGHT. As you get to the bottom of the jar, dipping may present a challenge so don't force it or you may dislodge your wick; at that point I recommend just blowing it out. If, by chance, your wick does move on you, simply replace it back to it's origin and allow it to re-solidify. (We have recently changed our adhesive method so all Hadwin House candles made after 12/15/2018 will not have that issue. ) Also, it is very important to trim your wick to 1/4 in before lighting. NEVER leave a candle unattended and avoid burning longer than 4 hours. (that goes for ANY candle company). I have added videos on social media about how to best care for your candles. So there you have it, that is why we use the wick dipper thingy and we love it. Once you start using it, you'll never want to blow out a candle again!