Candle Safety -
We want you to get the maximum enjoyment of your candles!
Candle Safety and Burning Tips
- Handle with care. Containers get hot and may be fragile!
- To prevent possible fire and/or heat damage to surfaces, discontinue use when 1/4 inch of wax remains. To protect the surface of your furniture, always place the handmade scented candle container on a heat-resistant surface specifically designed for candle use.
- For maximum efficiency, set the scented candle's "memory" the first time you light it by burning for at least one hour per inch in diameter of candle. Example: mason jar candles are 2-1/2" inches in diameter; therefore, they should be burned for at least 2-1/2 hours the first time you burn it. This extends the melt-pool to the edge of the jar and causes all the wax to be consumed rather than a canyon forming down the center.
- Extinguish candle carefully by pushing the wick into the melt pool with a wick dipper to prevent smoking.
- Remove foreign objects, matches, and wick trimmings from candle container before and after each use.
- Keep lit candles out of reach of children and pets.
- Never leave lit candles unattended.
- Never move a hot or burning candle.
Candle Burning Tips
- Never store or place a candle in a window or outdoors where it is exposed to direct sunlight. The color of the candle will fade if left in bright light although its quality will not be compromised.
- Keep wick trimmed to no more than 1/4 inch to extend candle life and minimize smoking.
- Keep the wick centered in the container to help the candle to burn evenly.
- Keep candles out of drafts to prevent rapid, uneven burning.
- Discontinue burning when there is 1/4 inch of wax left in the bottom.
- To extinguish a candle, dip the wick into the liquid wax, using a nonflammable instrument. This technique minimizes smoking.
- Remove wax from holders by placing the holder in the freezer for about 3-5 minutes, then carefully pop the wax out,
- Soy wax cleans up with soap and water.
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