Candle Safety


1) DO NOT burn candles on or near anything that can catch on fire. Only burn candles on STABLE, HEAT-RESISTANT surfaces!

2) DO NOT burn candles for more than 4 HOURS at a time & cool at least 2 HOURS before relighting!

3) KEEP burning candles OUT & AWAY from drafts, vents, and air currents. Only burn candles in a well-ventilated room!

4) When wax reaches 1/4 inches from the bottom, DO NOT burn candles anymore!

5) DO NOT TOUCH or MOVE candles while they are burning and NEVER leave burning candles unattended!

6) Before burning and relighting candles, KEEP candle wicks TRIMMED TO 1/4 INCHES each time!

7) NEVER use water to extinguish a candle. Use a candle snuffer!

8) KEEP burning candles AWAY FROM area accessible to children and pets!



Q: Do candles have memory?

Absolutely! When you burn a container candle for the first time, it remembers how far across the surface it melted. For best results let the entire surface liquefy before extinguishing. No one likes candle "hang up" (the wax left on the sides of the jar).

Q: Should I trim my wicks?

Absolutely! You must trim the wick of a candle. Trimming to 1/4" before lighting prevents soot from forming when the flame encounters a draft. The mushroom that forms after a candle is burned does not give you more fragrance in the room. You are literally dealing with fire and fire produces smoke! If you trim your wick, you shouldn’t have a problem.

Q: What's all of this black stuff on my candle container?

That black stuff is called "soot". As stated above, you need to trim the wick before you light a candle each time! A candle wick should only be 1/4" when lit. This will help to prevent soot build up on the container. Don't forget that any flame will feed on oxygen. Keep your candles out of a draft (ceiling fans & open windows are the most common) that will feed the flame leading to smoke from the wick.

Q: Can candles burn the surface I place them on?

Container candles do get hot so you always want to put candles on a heat resistant surface. I've seen scorched tables, and melted TV tops, all from a candle that sat there a little too long.

Q: I've bought all of these candles, now where do I put them?

Candles are best stored in the refrigerator. A suggestion would be to simply place them in a Ziploc bag and the scent will be as wonderful as when you first purchased them. Please don't freeze them as that can cause them to break.

Q: How do I prevent wax splatter?

When it is time to blow out that candle you've fallen in love with, remember to place a finger in front of your lips. This prevents a gust of air from splattering the wax pool when you blow. Also keep your candles out of drafts.


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