Before Burning The Candle
- Prior to burning your candle, trim the wick at least ¼ inch. This prevents uneven burning. Trim the wick before each subsequent burn.
- Keep wax free of wick trimmings and any debris at all times.
- Place the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface.
- Avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping.
- Your first initial burn should allow the wax to melt evenly and fully or close to the sides of the jar - if you don't reach a full melt to the sides jar or tin within the first burn it will likely catch up by the second or third burn.
- Burn for 2-3 hours each time you light the candle. This will help the candle burn evenly and avoid tunneling.
- The removeable wax seal on the front of the candle may become soft or melt as the candle burns down - in these cases you can easily remove the wax seal as we use a craft adhesive and do not actually melt the seal to the jar.
While Burning The Candle
- Never leave a burning candle unattended or lit while sleeping. If you must leave the candle, it's imperative you extinguish the candle before leaving it unattended.
- Never touch or move a burning candle, or while the wax is in liquid form.
- Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For safety measures, stop burning a candle when there is ¼ inch of wax left in the jar or tin.
- If the removable wax seal on the outside of your candle appears to become soft or even melt, extinguish the flame and remove the wax seal once the candle is cool. Do not touch the wax seal while the candle is lit or cooling, wait for the candle to cool completely before removing it.
- Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Before re-lighting, let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts that can often cause flickering.
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from flammable objects such as furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper or anything hanging nearby.
- Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lit candles where they can be knocked over.
Extinguishing the Candle
- Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle, if available, as it’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.
- Do not use water to extinguish a candle, this can cause the hot wax to splatter and could break a glass container.
- 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.
- Amanda Jones, Owner and Founder