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The Art of Burning a Candle Properly

THE ART OF BURNING CANDLES

  • Never leave burning candles unattended or out of sight
  • Always place the candle on a safe, heat resistant surface while the candle is in use
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets
  • If black smoke or soot is observed, extinguish the flame immediately.  This is caused by letting the wick get too long.
  • Ensure that your candle is not burning in a drafty area and does not have any hazards nearby such as curtains or other potential fire hazards.


Jar Candles
  • Extinguish the candle flame before covering with a lid, never close the lid on a burning or warm candle
  • Do not use the candle if the glass container is scratched or cracked
  • Do not allow the candle flame to touch the surface of the glass
  • Always place the container on a safe, heat resistant surface while the candle is in use
  • Never touch the glass surface of the jar while it is burning, it can be extremely hot
  • Always keep the wick trimmed to 1/4" or less
  • Rotate the candle regularly to help even burning
  • The container can get extremely hot, handle with care!
  • If the candle wax is entirely melted in the bottom of the container, extinguish the flame; the candle is done, it is normal for some wax to be left in the container
  • Burn the candle at least two to three hours for uniform consumption
  • After a maximum of three hours extinguish the flame, let cool, trim the wick to 1/8" or less and relight if so desired
  • Do not let wick trimmings, matches or any other foreign object collect inside the candle jar; this material can be highly flammable and may creae a hazard.

Votives
  • Always burn a votive in an appropriate votive holder, never free standing.

Tealights
  • Do not burn in enclosed spaces.  Use only in a accessory designed for tealight use with adequate ventilation.
  • If soot or smoke is visible from the flame, extinguish, let cool and trim before relighting
  • Always place tealight holders on heat resistant surfaces