TIPS & TRICKS
In order to keep your candle looking clean and pure and prevent tunneling, the release of black soot or smoke, please follow these recommended candle care and safety instructions:
- Trim wood wicks to 1/8 inch before each burn. Trim cotton wicks to 1/4 inch before each burn. You can use a wick trimmer or scissors. For wood wicks, a toe nail clipper will work as well. Long wicks will cause unsafe flames and uneven burning. So trim, trim, trim!
- Extinguish candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. You do not want a dancing wick! Extinguish the wick, let the candle cool, trim and relight.
- Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times. Do not allow these particles to remain in the vessel. Discard!
- At the first burn, allow wax to reach a full melt pool, meaning allow wax to melt to the edges on the vessel, fully liquify before extinguishing. This should take approximately 2 - 4 hours depending on the vessel.
- Never burn the candle for more than 4 hours and allow at least two hours to cool before relighting.
- Never burn candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Avoid drafts and vents. Do burn candles on an even heat resistant surface.
- Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
- Never leave burning candle unattended. Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
- Never touch or move a candle while it is burning or while the wax is liquefied. The container will be hot.
- Don’t burn a candle to the bottom of the container. Discontinue burning when 1/2 inch of wax remains in the container.
- We suggest that you extinguish candle using a candle snuffer. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering. Never use water to extinguish a candle.
All of our candles except for our "Colored for a Cause" candles are dye-free. However, this does not mean that our wax will remain white. Depending on the type and the volume of fragrance oil used, soy blend wax may turn a shade of off-white, cream or even yellow. This is completely normal and will not effect the performance of the candle.