Candle Care

Once you've found that perfect candle, there are ways to promote its quality and longevity. Proper candle care only takes a little time and makes a world of difference!

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Before Burning Your Candle

Before light your candles, trim the wick to ¼ inch using a Wick Trimmer. This allows for a clean, safe burn and prevents uneven burning or flame flaring. Never attempt to trim a burning candle and do not leave wick trimmings in the candle jar. 

Place your candle on a flat, level heat safe surface. Be sure to protect the surface underneath the candle no matter the material.

Burning Your Candle

Only burn your candle for a maximum of 4 hours each time you light it.

When burning your candle allow the wax to melt to the edges of the jar every time. This allows the candle to burn evenly and prevent tunneling.

Keep your wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches, or other debris at all times.

Do not allow your wick to curl over as this can create a larger than normal flame.

Always burn your candle in a well-ventilated room, avoiding drafts, vents or air currents. Always burn it within sight and never leave it unattended when burning.

Keep your candle out of reach of children and pets and keep it away from flammable objects and debris.

Never touch or move a candle while it is burning. Only move a candle after it has been extinguished, the wax is solid, and the container has cooled.

Extinguishing Your Candle

Use caution when blowing out your candle. You can use a  Candle Snuffer to prevent hot wax from splattering.

Do not use water or any other liquid to extinguish your candle. Water causes the hot wax to splatter and could break a glass container. Other liquids could have the same effect as water, as well as their risk of being flammable.

Before leaving the room, make sure your candle is completely out and there is no glow coming from the wick ember.

Storing Your Candle

When you are not burning your candle, store it in a cool, dry place.

To prevent an accumulation dust and debris, re-cover your candle after the flame has been blown out and the wick has cooled. 

Discarding Your Candle

Lighting a candle without enough wax can overheat the jar. Because of this, discontinue burning your candle when there is ¼’’ of wax left. 

If you love your candle jar, we recommend repurposing it! Find creative ways to repurpose your candle jars on our blog.