Candle Care and Safety

Tips and Guidelines for a properly burning candle.

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Keep burning candles away from flammable materials, children and pets.
  • Do not place candles on or near other heat sources.
  • Burn the candles on heat resistant surfaces.
  • Extinguish candles with great care ensuring that hot wax does not splatter.
  • Keep the wick trimmed to no more than 1/8th of an inch.  The 10 oz candle wicks need to be trimmed every 45 minutes to one hour while burning.
  • Allow the candle to burn until the wax melts out to all the edges of the vessel.  The flame height may vary at times and occasionally even appear to self-extinguish.  Even if you are experiencing a “low” flame, it will continue to heat and the flame height will return. 
  • Keep the candle away from drafts, such as ceiling fans, air conditioners or breezes.
  • Never move or handle the candle while burning. This is very unsafe, and pouring or removing liquid wax from the vessel will cause the wick to extinguish.
  • If the candle begins to smoke, or if the flame height is greater than 1½ inches, gently blow out the candle, allow the wick and wax to cool, and trim the wick by gently running your finger across the top of it. Remove all wick trimmings before relighting.
  • For your safety the candle is designed to self-extinguish once it reaches the metal wick holder.