Candle Care & Burning Tips
Candles are completely safe to enjoy but should be used with care and attention so that they do not lead to an accidental fire or injury. We urge consumers to be careful when burning candles and recommend the following rules below for burning candles safely. Each candle jar and travel tin includes lighting and care instructions on the bottom label.
- Trim candle wicks to ¼ inch each time before burning. Our jars and travel tins come with a wooden wick which can be trimmed if needed. In most cases the wooden wick is self-trimming and may not need to be trimmed, however, if the wick is longer than 1/2" after extinguishing the flame, allow it to cool completely and trim the wick to roughtly 1/4". Always make sure to remove all wick trimmings as it could discolor your wax.
- For the initial lighting allow the candle to create a full and even burn pool across the entire candle. Soy wax has what is called a memory - this means that when you burn a soy candle and then extinguish it, the next time you burn it the wax will melt across as far as it did the first time. This is why it is important to burn all the way across to the edge of the container the first time you burn it before putting it out. This enusres that your soy candle does not "tunnel" as it burns (leaving wax along the sides of the container). A good rule of thumb is to burn your candle for 1 hour for every inch wide that the candle is. Our candle jars are 3" wide so you may need to burn it for at least 3 hours for a good melt pool.
- Do not leave a burning candle unattended.
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
- Keep candles out of the reach of small children and away from pets.
- Always burn candles on a heat-resistant surface. The travel tins may get a little hotter because of the container and should not be touched.
- Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
- Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents and ceiling fans to minimize smoking or a wick blowing out causing the candle to burn unevenly.
- Never touch a burning candle or move a candle when the wax is liquid.
- Make sure a candle is completely extinguished and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
- On occasion you may notice what looks like an air bubble between the wax and the glass. This is purely cosmetic and will not affect the way that your candle burns. It happens because soy wax is more temperature sensitive than other types of wax and when the candles are exposed to cold, the wax can shrink.
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