tips & care

candles tips & care for optimal burning 

candles are meant to enhance life's experience and can be a serious fire hazard if not used properly. the following tips are to help minimize your risk when burning candles in your home.

before burning
  • make sure your wick is trimmed to ¼ of an inch before each light,
  • place the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface.
  • never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire (such as bedding, curtains, decorations and clothing) & keep candles out of the reach of children and pets,
  • make sure your candle is at room temperature before lighting. lighting a cold candle can cause tunnelling (hard wax left around the edge of the vessel),
  • burn candles in a well-ventilated area. this will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping,
  • follow the burning instructions on the caution sticker on your candle.

while burning

  • when first burning your candle, keep it lit for at least 1 to 1.5 hours and allow the burn pool to reach the edge of the glass or nearly,
  • do not pour wax out to improve the height of your flame or swirl it around the edge if your melt pool has not reached the glass; this will end up tunnelling your candle, causing your wick to drown,
  • if your candle has tunnelled, you can fix it by scooping out the wax that is stuck to the glass with a spoon. scoop enough out to the level of the melt pool or below to prevent further drowning of the wick,
  • do not let any debris from the wick (or anything else) fall into the candle,
  • do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled. hot candle vessels can burn you and burns are no fun,
  • don’t burn the candle all the way down. to be safe, please stop burning a candle when there is ¼ inch of wax left in the vessel.

after burning

  • if soot appears on the vessel, take a dry paper towel - when the candle has completely cooled - and wipe it off to have your candle presentable again and table ready,
  • never use water to extinguish a candle, this can cause the hot wax to splatter and could break a glass container,
  • before leaving the room, make sure your candle is completely out and there is no glow coming from the wick ember.

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