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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Red Brick Candle Review

Red Brick Candle

How absolutely adorable is the packaging for this candle!  I love candles in general, but this candle is on the level of Yankee Candle.  You know, the super deep scent of a Yankee, not to mention how long they last.  Come to think of it, this is beyond a Yankee.  Seriously...Look at how adorable the packaging is.  Well as you can probably tell I have a thing for adorable packaging. 

Once I opened the box I noticed that it came with matches.  Great Idea!

I couldn't wait to light it up!  Oh, the smell of maple and vanilla was so wonderful.  My room was filled with the scent, but not over powered. 

Red Brick Candle looks and smells the part of a high-end.  I truly love that the company not only sent this product to me to try out in exchange for my 100% honest review, they also sent the below tips on how to treat your candle.  Nice Touch!

In order to extend the life of your candles, and enjoy them at their best, we recommend the following:

- To prevent tunneling, you should burn your candles for one hour per inch of container diameter when you first light it. This rule of thumb applies to any jar candle you purchase. For your Red Brick Candle Loft Collection candle, you need to burn the candle for a minimum of 3 hours the first time. If not, the wax will never melt past the first wax pool and therefore, may cause tunneling.

- Candles burn longer as long as the wick is trimmed appropriately to 1/4 inch before burning, and the candle is allowed to burn until the wax pool (melted wax) reaches the edge of the container. For best results, burn your Red Brick Candle for a minimum of 3 hours and a maximum of 4 hours at a time.

- It is best to keep wicks trimmed to 1/4 - 1/8 inch each time you burn a candle to prevent mushrooming from the previous burning.

- A well-made candle will create virtually no smoke when burning properly. However, if the wick becomes too long, or an air current disturbs the flame's teardrop shape, small amounts of unburned carbon particles will escape from the flame as a visible wisp of smoke. Any candle will smoke if the flame is disturbed. To avoid this, always trim the wick to 1/4 inch before every use and be sure to place candles away from drafts, vents or air currents. If a candle continually flickers or smokes, it is not burning properly and should be extinguished. Allow the candle to cool, trim the wick, make sure the area is draft free, and then re-light.