Candle Burning Tips
To get the most out of your candles and burn them safely, care must be taken to burn the candle correctly.
1. Never leave a lit candle unattended. Watch your candles. This will prevent wax from spilling over and potentially harmful accidents from occurring.
2. Length of burn: Allow a candle to burn long enough so its melt pool burns almost to the full circumference of the candle. If a candle is only lit for a short amount of time you limit your candle from burning beyond that point. It will simple burn down and you may waste a great deal of the wax. And just as you should allow a candle to burn long enough, you should also not allow it to burn too long. Once the melt pool reaches the edge of the diameter of the candle, blow it out and let the candle set. Once it's set you can re-light. Watch your candles.
3. Wick Length - Trim wicks to ¼ inch and re-trim before each burn. Wick length determines flame height, the longer the wick the large and more unwieldy the flame. The trim must not be too short, as it will extinguish itself in the melt pool.
4. Drafts - A draft causes a candle to burn to one side. Keep candle out of drafts. You may have a draft and not even know. You occasionally might rotate your candle a bit to compensate for any slight drafts.
5. Extinguishing your candle - Burning the candle correctly will create a sizable melt pool. It is extremely important to use a snuffer rather than blowing out the flame as the hot melted wax may blow onto your furniture or wall surface.
6. Burn and enjoy your candle until it reaches 1" from the bottom. After that point it is time to stop using that candle. A tin is unsafe to burn beyond this point as the fragrance oils collect at the bottom and may catch fire.
7. Keep candles out of reach of children and pets and remove all flammable materials from the vicinity of the flame. Remove all debris from candle.
8. Use a heat resistant candleholder under every candle you burn. This will not only beautify your candle, it will also prevent and candle color and fragrance oil from harming surface it is placed upon. Avoid placing a candle adjacent to a wall or window as soot may form.
9. Do not continue to burn candle when the wax content is less than 1/2 inch from the bottom of the container.
10. Before burning a votive candle in our votive glass holder, place a couple of drops of water in holder. After candle is extinguished and cooled, votive should be easier to remove from holder.