Candle Safety & Use Instructions

WARNING!
Warning!
A lit candle is an open flame
Before Lighting:
  • Before burning any of our candles, always straighten then trim the wick to ¼ inch.
  • You can use a wick trimmer, nail clippers, or scissors to cut the wick.
  • Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring and can be a fire hazard.
  • Keep the wax clear of wick trimmings, match pieces and debris at all times.
  • Always burn a candle on a heat and fire safe surface that is fire resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips of melted wax.

Burn candles in a well-ventilated but not drafty room:
  • Avoid burning a candle in an area effected by drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and weak scent.  If the candle scent is not as strong as you expect, you may have ventilation or air filtration systems diminishing scent throw.
  • In general, it is recommended that you do not burn candles for longer than four hours and cool for at least two hours before relighting.
  • Candles burned longer than four hours may overheat and create a fire hazard.
  • When lighting a candle, use long matches or a long-reach lighter.
  • Always keep your hair and loose clothing away from the flame.

While Burning:
  • Never leave a lit candle unattended.
  • 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, or anything else that may easily burn.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
  • Never touch or move a candle while it is burning or while the wax is still molten.
  • For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch of wax remains in the container.
  • Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This is to make sure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts that will cause the candles to burn improperly.
  • Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly.
  • Let the candle cool, trim and straighten the wick, and check for unwanted drafts before re-lighting.
  • Never use a candle as a night light or while you may fall asleep.
  • Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure.
  • Never use a candle during a power outage to look for things in a closet, or when fueling equipment – such as a lantern or kerosene heater.

When Extinguishing a Candle:
  • Always use caution when extinguishing a candle, whether by blowing out, using a snuffer, or with a wick dipper. 
  • Do not use the candle lid to extinguish the candle.
  • Never use water to extinguish a candle. Water will cause the hot wax to splatter and might break a glass container.
  • Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing or smoking before walking away from the candle.
  • Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.
  • Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.
 
Storing Your Candle:
  • Our candles are best stored top side up with the lid securely attached, at temperatures between 72F-80F degrees. 
  • Cooler temperatures may cause the wax to shrink slightly resulting in a visible separation from the glass, and warmer temps may induce melting or oiling of the top layer of wax.  
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The following safety tips video is provided by the National Candle Association: