Candle burning guide & safety
COMPLETE CANDLE BURNING SAFETY AND GUIDE- All the things you really should know before lighting your candle.For optimum burning and your safety.
CANDLE BURNING SAFETY AND TIPS
Always read and follow the manufacturer’s use and safety instructions carefully. Failure to follow instructions may cause fire, damage to surfaces or injury.
Before lighting, trim the wick of your new candle to 5mm for soy, 3mm for palm.
Do not leave unattended. Distinguish before going to bed.
Never burn a candle near flammable items or surfaces. Bedding, furniture, drapes, ornaments.
Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.
Place on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This helps prevent heat damage from hot glass.
Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
Don’t burn a candle longer than 4 hours, allow to cool first if you want to relight.
Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air current. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting.
Extinguish when approx 1cm of wax remains. Do not burn your candle dry. This can cause sudden glass breakage and fire. THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SAFETY. Extinguishing Candles using water may cause a glass container to break. Do not use the lid to extinguish.
Tunnelling. A flickering/tall flame can’t create enough heat to burn the width of the candle and may leave a thick wall of wax on your glass, burning straight down the centre. Your flame should not be dancing excessively. Extinguish your candle, remove excess wax so that your surface is level. Trim the wick to 5mm for soy (3mm for palm candles) move your candle to a calm location and relight. A calmly moving flame is ok. This process is called restarting or levelling a candle. DO NOT TRY TO DIG THE WAX OUT around the wick as this will cause the wick to drown as the outer wax melts.
Short wick. This can result in a small melt pool or candle extinguishing prematurely and/or poor fragrance throw. Restart your candle (see above) but remove enough wax to leave your wick exposed 4-5mm.
General Wick trimming. Keep wicks trimmed to 5mm for soy (approx. 3 mm for palm candles), if necessary, extinguish candle, trim and relight. Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high. Cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before relighting. ALWAYS TRIM THE MUSHROOM BALL ON TOP OF YOUR WICK.
Wick centering. It is important that you check the wick and keep it centred to avoid glass breakage and uneven burn. Allow wax to cool slightly, and move wick while wax is still soft/liquid. A wick which is leaning over on to the jar can cause breakage. This can happen also if you allow your candle to burn too long. This can cause a very deep ‘melt pool’ and wick instability, making the wick tip over.
BURN TIME –SOY CANDLES Allow your melt pool to reach all the way to the glass before extinguishing. This can take a couple of hours depending on the season and location. Do not exceed 4 hours burning each time.
BURN TIME- PALM WAX CANDLES. This wax is hard and may take several burns to reach a full melt pool. The wick may be exposed quickly after lighting and we generally re trim about 10 minutes after initial lighting to avoid tunnelling. Do not exceed 4 hours burning each time. These candles take more vigilant trimming.
Candle sweating is normal in warm or cold weather changes. Dab any liquid with paper towel. Store candles in a cool dark place.( bottom of the pantry is always good)
RETURNING JARS– Do not extinguish your candle with your lid. This makes them black.. You can leave the wick tab in the bottom of the jar when washing with warm soapy water. Do not scratch your glass with a knife.
COLOURED OR METALLIC CANDLE GLASS CARE. Use a soft cloth and warm soapy water only. Do not scrub the exterior or use chemicals to clean off labels. Do not place in dishwasher. You my leave the wick tab in the bottom of the jars if you are returning them as they can be difficult to get out.