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Candle Safety

Soy Candle Safety & Burning Instructions

  1. The first time you light the candle, allow it to burn until the liquid wax covers the entire top of the candle. This breaking in process insures that it will perform better and more evenly throughout the life of the candle.
  2. With subsequent use, the candle should remain lit for a minimum of 3 to 4 hours each time, but no longer than 6 or 7 hours. This will insure a clean and efficient burning cycle for the life of the candle.
  3. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  4. Always burn candles in a candleholder or on a heat resistant surface.
  5. Keep burning candles out of the reach of children, pets or unsafe situations.
  6. Keep burning candles away from drafts.  Drafts will cause the candle to burn unevenly, drip and smoke.  If candle drips, try moving to another location or check air movement that may be causing a draft.
  7. Use a candlesnuffer or dip the wick into the wax with a non-flammable item to extinguish a candle’s flame.  Blowing out a candle can cause the melted wax in the pool to splatter onto your furniture.
  8. The wick is designed to produce a small black carbon cap (looks like a mushroom cap) at the top of the wick as it burns. This is normal as it helps radiate heat to the edge of the candle. You should not trim the wick nor touch it while it is hot! After extinguishing the flame, it is best to remove carbon deposits or other foreign materials from the liquid wax when possible.  Never allow wick trimmings or match stubs to remain in the top of a burning candle.
  9. Always keep your wicks trimmed to about 1/4 inch to prevent a smoking candle.
  10. To prevent any damage to persons, pets or surface discontinue use when 1/2″ of wax remains.