Burning Tips

At On a Wick & a Prayer we want all our customers to get the best from their candles and diffusers.
Below is a list of tips and safety advice designed to help you get the best from your On a Wick product.


  • Never leave a burning candle unattended
  • Do not burn candles on or near flammable materials
  • Do not place in a draft
  • Take action if you see excess soot; Is there a draft? Does the wick need shortening? 
  • Keep wick trimmed to approximately 1/4 of an inch
  • Keep multiple candles at least 3 inches apart when burning
  • Keep the wax pool free of any debris such as wick trimmings or used matches
  • Candles with a diameter of 3 inches or more should burn over a longer period of time so that the wax becomes liquid up to the edge of the candle. This will prevent a wax wall forming around the wick, impairing the flame.
  • A slight curve of the wick is appropriate. If one side of the candle becomes too low push the wick slightly to the opposite side (only if the wick is warm)
  • Burn out of reach of children and pets
  • Always burn on a heat proof surface

Reed Diffusers

  • Place your diffuser in a high traffic area where the fragrance will disperse throughout the room with air circulation.
  • Flip the reeds every few days for more fragrance (do this over a protected surface to catch drips and always wash your hands afterwards)
  • For a stronger scent flip the reeds more often
  • Use a coaster or plate under your diffuser to keep any oil drips from damaging a precious counter top.
  • When you change the oil, change the reeds. Reeds get dusty and clogged over time and lose efficiency.