Yes, as silly as it may sound, candle knowledge is essential. This is why I put together a list of candle care tips you should following prior, during, and after you are finished burning your candle. Enjoy!
Please be mindful of these candle care tips to always ensure you receive the best quality from your candle:
*Note* You may receive your candle and notice frosting at the very top of the candle. However, this is completely natural with the use of 100% soy wax. It will not affect the burn ability or fragrance of the candle.
Now on to the fun stuff...
Prior to burning:
- Make sure to trim the wick at least ¼ inch. This will prevent uneven burning, flaring, and dripping.
- Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings and any debris.
- Place the candle on a heat resistance, stable surface.
- Avoid air drafts, and vents. This will help prevent rapid and uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping.
- Make sure to burn for at least 2-3 hours each time you light the candle. This will help the candle burn evenly.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended or lit while sleeping. Be sure to extinguish your candle prior to leaving your home or going to bed.
- Never move or touch a candle while it is burning.
- For safety reasons, stop burning a candle when there is ¼ inch of wax left in the vessel.
- To ensure candles do not melt one another, if burning multiple candles at once, make sure candles are placed three inches apart from one another.
- If the flame becomes too high or repeatedly flickers., extinguish the candle.
- In the event of a power outage, use light candles using extra caution.
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Never put burning candles away next to furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
- Make sure all candles are kept out of the reach of children and pets.
To Extinguish Your Candle:
- If available, use a candle snuffer to extinguish your candle. This is the safest way to prevent wax from splattering.
- Do not use water to extinguish a candle. Doing so can cause the hot wax to splatter.
- Prior to leaving the room, make sure your candle is completely out.
- Until it has cooled completely, do not touch move or touch the candle.