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CANDLE CARE AND SAFETY

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There’s a special beauty and tranquility to candles but care need to be taken when candles are lit. To that end, we strongly advise to follow the basic principles of candle safety. According to the Candle National Association, here are the tenets you must know: 

  •  ALWAYS burn within sight, never leave your candle unattended.

  • Don't burn the candle for more than 4 hours. Extinguish, allow to completely cool, and trim the wick before relighting.

  • Before burning, always trim the wick to ¼ inch. You can use a wick trimmer, nail clippers, or scissors. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring.  If the flame smokes, extinguish and shorten the wick to 1/4 inch.  

  • Place candle on a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. It should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.

  • Keep away from flammable objects.

  • Keep away from children and pets. Do not place candles where they can be knocked over.

  • Don’t ever burn a candle within 2 feet of clothing, books, furniture, curtains, or other flammable objects.

  • Keep lit candles away from drafts, ceiling fans, and any air currents.

  • The container will be hot when the wick is lit. Never touch or move a candle while it is burning or while the wax is liquefied. Wait until the candle has cooled.

  • Only burn your candle on a level, fire-resistant surface.

  • Stop using when only 1/2" of wax remains on the bottom of the container to keep the glass from cracking or breaking.

  • If you're burning multiple candles, place them at least three inches apart from one another. This is to make sure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts that will cause the candles to burn improperly.

  • Never use a candle as a nightlight and always extinguish your candle before going to sleep.

  • Don't 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.

extend the life and enjoyment of your candle

 

 

There are a few easy things you can do in order to extend the life of your candle and maximize the scent.

  • Always allow the wax to melt all the way to the edges of the container for each burn to prevent tunneling, enhance the  fragrance and ensure an even burn throughout the life of your candle. This is ESPECIALLY important for the 1st burn.

  • Prolong your burn by trimming the wick to 1/4 inch each time you light it for clean and efficient burning.

  • Keep the lid on your candle at all times when not burning to maintain the fragrance.

  • If soot forms on the inside of the container, extinguish candle, wait for it to cool, then wipe with a clean damp cloth. Trim wick and relight.

  • Do not allow wick trimmings to accumulate in the wax pool.