To get the maximum burn time from your candles, please follow these rules!
- The first time you burn your candle, please make sure you will be home for a minimum of 2-3 of hours. It is important during the first burn to completely melt the top of your candle, right to the edge of the glass, creating a nice burn pool. This provides the candle with its memory. If you extinguish your candle before the top has fully melted it will tunnel downwards during future burns, losing you precious burn hours. A full burn pool also gives the best fragrance release
- To extinguish your candle, use a wick dipper to dip the wick into the melted wax (alternatively, you can use anything that is NOT flammable, like a spoon) to ensure it is completely snuffed out. This also strengthens the wick when it's not in use, and helps it to relight again. Be sure to center the wick afterward.
- Trim Your Wicks! Before relighting your candle each time, trim off and remove the burnt wick, leaving 5-6mm (1/4") above the solid wax for relighting. This can be done with your fingers, or with a wick trimmer. A long wick will cause your candle to smoke, leave soot, flicker unevenly, and the wax may burn unevenly. If the wicks are not trimmed properly, soot may form from carbon build up on the wick.
- Dont burn your candles for longer than 4 hours at a time.
- Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets
- Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room, and before going to sleep.
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
- Be sure your candle is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This will also help prevent possible heat damage to counters and table surfaces, and prevent glass containers from cracking or breaking.
- Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting. Drafts can also blow lightweight curtains or papers into the flame where they could catch fire.
- Never burn your candle to the bottom of the container.