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CANDLE CARE & SAFETY

Get the best burn from your candles.

MELT POOL

Did you know that the scent released by candles is due to the surface area of melted wax? To get the most from your candle and ensure an even burn, allow melted wax to reach the edges of the container before extinguishing in order to prevent tunneling.

WOODEN WICKS

Keeping wooden wicks trimmed is as easy as snapping off the excess material with a pair of scissors, a wick trimmer, or your fingertips. Ensure that the wax has cooled and solidified completely, trim the wick to approximately 3/16 of an inch, and clear the debris from the surface of the candle before lighting. Cover candles to keep dust and other particles from settling across the candle top.

BURN TIME

The burn time of your candle will vary based on the container, wax, and burning practices. Candles should not be burned under a draft or around children and pets. Average burn duration should be between two and three hours at a time with the minimum time being the time of which it takes the candle to reach a full melt pool.

STORAGE

Candles, melts, and other wax products should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or debris. Although the shelf life of natural wax varies based on type, it is recommended that candles and other wax products be used within a 12-16 month time period. Please know that the appearance of your product can vary based on storage conditions as natural waxes can crystalize differently based on exposure to heat and the rate of cooling.

CANDLE SAFETY

Candle safety is important for everyone from beginners to enthusiasts. To get the best out of your candles please adhere to the tips noted above as well as the safety tips below. Because every home and environment is different, you may find that additional steps may be required to ensure a safe, clean burn of your candles.

  • Always burn candles within a clear line of sight. Never leave candles unattended.

  • Keep children and animals away from candles, especially while lit or when the wax is warm. Please note, solidified candles can be heavy or breakable and should still be monitored or stored away safely when cooled and not in use.

  • Extinguish candles safely when a full melt pool is reached.

  • Burn candles away from drafts or flammable materials.

  • Burn candles on stable, heat resistant surfaces.

  • Trim wick appropriately to avoid uneven burns and to maintain an appropriate flame height.

  • Do not move a candle while lit or when the wax is liquified.

  • Avoid touching the sides of a candle while lit or warm.

  • Do not dip fingers or foreign objects into melted wax.

  • Do not burn candles for extended periods of time. Optimal burn times will have a cooling period between burns.

  • Clear the completely solidified surface of the wax of any debris before lighting.

  • Do not burn candles after 1/4" - 1/2" of wax remains.

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