Candle Care & Safety

CANDLE CARE AND SAFETY

 

Great care and attention should be given when burning any candles. Please refer to the safety instructions printed on the base of your Vessel or Tin Candle label before use.

 

EVERY TIME YOU USE YOUR CANDLE TRIM THE WICK TO ABOUT 5MM OR 1/4 INCH BEFORE LIGHTING.

 

Long or crooked wicks cause uneven burning and dripping. An improperly trimmed wick can create a high flame and cause smoking or black soot – along with a high temperature, also forming a deep melt pool that may overheat the container over time. If the wick starts to smoke, blow the candle out, allow to cool and then trim the wick before re-lighting. We recommend using a wick trimmer that catches the wick trimmings and lets you lift the off-cuts out.

 

USE LONG HANDLED MATCHES OR LIGHTER.

These will save your fingers from getting scorched and helps avoing blackening the side of your container with soot from the lighter flame.

 

BURN YOUR CANDLES FOR ONLY 2-4 HOURS AT A TIME.

 

If the candle is burned for too long, and the burn pool or melted wax is allowed to get too deep, the wick can lose support and fall over. For the first burn, let it melt wide to the glass or tin edge, to ensure a good even burn pattern, and to ensure even burning every time, as the initial burn sets the burn pattern for subsequent burning sessions. Then try burning for at most 2, then 3, then 4 hours if you need to.

 

DON’T BLOW IT! TO EXTINGUISH YOUR CANDLES, DIP THE WICK OR USE A  CANDLE SNUFF.

 

Use a wick dipping tool or a spoon, dip the wick into the melted wax to extinguish the flame. Right away re-centre the wick and stand it back up. Allow your candle to cool and re-harden before relighting. Remember to trim you wick when cooled, the next time you re-light it.

 

 

KEEP CANDLES FREE FROM FOREIGN MATERIALS INCLUDING MATCHES AND WICK TRIMMINGS.

Never leave candles unattended, always burn candles within sight, on a level, fire resistant surface, and away from drafts, vibrations, children and animals. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep.

 

DO NOT BURN YOUR CANDLES FOR MORE THAN 4 HOURS AT A TIME AS THE WAX OR THE CONTAINER MAY GET TOO HOT. NEVER TOUCH OR ATTEMPT TO MOVE A BURNING OR STILL-HOT CANDLE.

 

Stop using your candle when 1.5 cm (1/2 inch) of wax is in the end of the container. The container may get too hot and crack or cause damage to the surface underneath