Candle Care

Candles are meant to be enjoyed, but it is important that you follow some practical safety rules when burning them.

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. Extinguish all candles when you leave a room or before going to sleep.
  • Trim the cotton wick to ¼” each time the candle is lit if it is cotton. This helps prevent the flame from getting too large. If it is a wooden wick trim away all of the charred wick to 1/8” or snap off the charred wood with a tissue and smooth with your finger
  • On your first burn, you must get a full melt pool, which is the width of the candle container, then you can extinguish, otherwise your candle will tunnel. Candles have memory.
  • Place candle holders on a stable, heat-resistant surface that is sturdy and large enough to catch any melted wax.
  • A candle should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.
  • Follow the 2-foot rule - don't place a burning candle near clothing, books, curtains or anything flammable.
  • Keep lit candles away from drafts, ceiling fans, and any air currents.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Always read and follow directions for use and safety and extinguish a candle if the flame gets too close to the candle holder or container.
  • Place burning candles at least 3 inches apart from one another.
  • A burning candle should not be used as a nightlight.