Candle Care

Candle Care and Safety is Paramount so we are putting our care instructions at the front of the website, please take time to read

Care & burning instructions

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.

How to Burn a Candle Safely:

Before lighting

  • Remove all Packaging
  • Trim the wick to 1/4"¬†inch (5mm) each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning.
  • Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. It should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax. Candles at times may contain air bubbles that can cause seapage, therefore it is important to use a candle holder suitable to accommodate excess wax spillage.
  • Burn candles in a well-ventilated room.
  • Place the candleholder or candle container on a stable, heat-resistant surface.
  • Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times
  • Avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping.

While burning

For the first time you light your candle, burn your candle for one hour per 2.5cm of the diameter of the candle, blow it out and let cool.

Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a candle when the wax is liquefied.

  • Don't burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches (5cm) of wax remains (1/2 inch (15mm) if in a container).
  • Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts before re-lighting.
  • A wick curls as part of the combustion process, to get the wick recentered, extinguish the candle, use a metal object such as a paper clip or similar to recenter the wick. Relight when cool.
  • Always keep the candle within your sight. If you are going to leave the room, be sure to first extinguish all candles.
  • Never burn your candle for longer than 4 hours at a time.

When extinguishing

  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. It's the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.
  • Never use water to extinguish a candle. Water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might break a glass container.
  • Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
  • Don't touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.

General Candle hints

To avoid fading, please do not place your candle in direct sunlight.
Check the Aromatherapy warnings of perfumed candles if pregnant
Do not put wax down the drain.
Candle dyes can mark your furniture, so place them on a candle holder or plate.

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