Candle Care

Tips to help you enjoy your candles, safely:

* Never leave a burning candle unattended.

* Keep away from any flammable materials, such as curtains or bedding.

* Keep out of reach from children and pets.

* Keep on heat resistant surface when burning.

* Trim wicks to 1/4 inch before every burn and maintain a short wick during the burn process.

          - Maintaining a properly trimmed wick will prolong the candles life, as a longer wick will create a larger flame and ultimately melt the wax faster than necessary.

          - An untrimmed wick can cause excess soot and carbon build-up (referred to as 'mushrooming').

* First burn time should be at least 2-4 hours to allow for a complete melting of the wax to all sides of the container, add subsequent burns should be limited to 4 hours per burn.

* To help prevent tunneling we recommend letting your candle burn until the melt pool reaches the sides of the container. Wax will often only melt to the ridge of the first burn during each subsequent burn. 

* If tunneling occurs, you may use a glass, metal, or ceramic candle holder to boost the heat of the container, which will soften the wax and create a complete melt pool.

        - Aluminum foil can be wrapped around the top of the candle container to achieve the same effects as a candle holder. 

* Shrinking: Beeswax shrinks in a container candle when cold and can pull away from the container sides and potentially crack when cooling. However, these characteristics do not interfere with the quality of the burn. 

* Slight wax remnant (hang-up) on the sides of the candle jar (particularly with the twist top jars) in the first few burns (4 to 8 hours) is ideal.  As the flame lowers further into the jar the jar will become hotter and will then melt the wax from the sides. The slight wax left on the sides will help to keep the jar at a safe temperature (when touched).

 * The best method for extinguishing a candles flame is to use a dipping tool as this prevents smoke and coats the wick in wax for better burning when relit.




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