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Candle Care: how to keep your candle burning safely

Candle care tips for soy wax candle collecting enthusiasts and at-home-makers.


Candles are such a delight—they can set the mood and help create or bring up good memories. Yet a candle's open flame can be hazardous when not monitored properly. We want to make sure that you burn your candles happily and safely, so please read the candle care tips outlined for you below.


BEFORE BURNING

  • First and foremost: Remove all packaging before burning! Our candles now come packaged with a recycled paper dust cover, so please do remove this BEFORE lighting your candle.

  • Wick care is essential to maintaining your candle—long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning or flaring. Make sure to trim the wick to ⅛-¼ of an inch BEFORE lighting your candle.

  • Place your candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface and never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. This prevents possible heat damage to surfaces.

  • Burn candle within sight at all times and only burn your candle for 2-3 hours at a time. This will help the candle burn evenly. Again, please remember to trim your wick before lighting it again.

  • Keep the wax pool clean of wick trimmings or any debris at all times. This prevents rapid or uneven burning or sooting.

WHILE BURNING

  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lit candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.

  • Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a candle container when the wax is liquified.

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended or lit while sleeping. If you are going to leave the room or go to bed, be sure to extinguish all candles first.

  • Discontinue use when ¼’’ of wax remains—NEVER burn a candle all the way down.

  • If burning multiple candles, place each candle at least three inches apart from one another. This is to ensure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts.

  • Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Before re-lighting, let your candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts.

  • AGAIN: Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

EXTINGUISHING YOUR CANDLE

  • Never use water or any other liquid to extinguish your candle—doing so can cause the hot wax to splatter.

  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle, if available, as it’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.

  • Before leaving the room, make sure your candle is completely out and there is no glow coming from the wick ember.

  • Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.


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