CANDLE CARE AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
Candles can be a bit tricky to care for. Therefore, some helpful tips have been provided that will aid in keeping your candles burning very well! To get the best use out of your candles the following guidelines are recommended:
Trimming candle wicks is important! By trimming a candle wick to ¼” before each burn, you will get the optimal burn time over the life of your candle.
- Trimming of the wick not only helps with burn time,
- it also ensures you don’t get any residue or soot from your wick. Wicks that are left untrimmed can be messy and produce a smoky effect, and will burn faster. However, sooting can appear with candles that have burned longer than the 3-4 hour recommendation.
- It helps to prevent black smoke from appearing on the vessel
- It promotes an even burn and a steady flame.
- Keep the candle wax free of wick trims, matches, or other debris at all times. If you purchased a candle with crystals or florals in it, remove large items before burning.
- Never leave a burning candle on or near anything that can catch fire such as furniture, drapes, books, paper, or other flammable material.
- When lighting the candle for the first time, allow your candle to burn until the wax pool reaches the glass. This is really important and an absolute must on the first burn because wax has a ‘memory’ (meaning it will only burn across as far as the first burn did). This also prevents tunneling (wax that burns straight down and not melt completely across the top) and allows for an even burn for the life of the candle. It may take 3-4 hours to achieve a full wax pool.
- Never leave a candle unattended; and always keep out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep your candle out of drafts so that you increase burn time, prevent uneven burning, smoking, diminished scent throw and accidental fire.
- To maximize scent throw, keep the candle in an enclosed area with no open windows or doors for 30 minutes before entering. Likewise, don’t burn too many candles in a small room or in a tight home where the space is not well-ventilated.
- Avoid placing your candle where they will be exposed to direct sunlight or harsh indoor lighting. Candles may fade if they are left in a bright light for an extended period of time.
- Allow the candle to cool completely before handling. Extinguish your candle before leaving home, out of the room for long periods, or going to sleep.
- Never burn a candle all the way down once the wick tab can be seen. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the container. Failure to extinguish the flame can be dangerous resulting in shattered glass from overheated containers.
- Replace the cap (if applicable) to your candle after it’s cooled from a burn to help keep the cold throw and keep dust from collecting on the top of your candle. Dust can be a fire hazard.
- Be mindful of the size of the candle to the ratio of the room. One candle in a large room may not have a strong scent throw versus that same candle being in a smaller room.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about candle care and safety, we will do our best to assist you! Please email support at [email protected]. Thank you!