Candle Safety -
Candle Safety and Burning Tips

We want you to get the maximum enjoyment of your candles!

Candle Safety

  • 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 candle container on a heat-resistant surface specifically designed for candle use.
  • Extinguish candle carefully by using with a nonflammable instrument.
  • 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

  • Do not trim your wick the first time you light your candle. For maximum efficiency, set the wood wick candle's "memory" the first time you light it by burning for at least one hour per inch in diameter of candle. Example:  a candle is 2-1/2" inches in diameter; therefore, it 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 container and causes all the wax to be consumed rather than a canyon tunneling down the center.
  • When trimming your wick, cut the charred edge carefully.
  • Keep the wick centered in the container to help the candle to burn evenly.
  • Keep candles out of drafts to prevent rapid, uneven burning.
  • To extinguish a candle, use a nonflammable instrument. This technique minimizes smoking.
  • 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.
  • Remove wax from holders by placing the holder in the freezer for about 3-5 minutes, then carefully pop the wax out.