Safety and Care of Your Candle
1. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
2. Keep candle out of reach of children and pets.
3. Burn candle only on protected heat resistant surfaces, away from flammable objects.
4. Container candles will become hot during burning; handle only after flame is extinguished and wax and container are cool.
5. STOP burning when 1/2" of wax remains in container (1 1/2" for pillar candles).
6. Avoid ALL drafts such as air conditioners, ceiling fans, open windows, etc. and sources of heat.
7. Trim wick ONLY if candle is smoking after first five minutes of burning. Trim only 1/16" at a time and keep wick at 1/4" to 1/2" lengh maximum. If small "balls" form at end of wick remove by pinching with a wick trimmer after candle is extinguished or before lighting.
8. Always burn a candle until wax is liquefied across the top. This minimizes wax build-up on sides and provides for a better burning candle. General rule of thumb is to allow one (1) hour of burning time for each inch of wax when measured from the wick to the outer wall of container. Remember each candle has a memory and will never burn a melt pool larger than the last one. At times centering of the wick may be required by using a non-combustible item like a wick dipper. Black smoke residue at the top and sides of containers is possible depending on drafts, wick length, type and amount of fragrance, dyes, etc. Frequent wiping with a paper towel will assist in diminishing this residue.
9. If burning a pillar candle, always extinguish if the sides break and wax overflows. Always burn a pillar candle on a heat resistant surface sufficient to contain possible spillage of wax. Check on a pillar candle each hour.
10. Upon extinguishing flame leave candle undisturbed until wax hardens.
Approximate Burn Times
Votive 10-12 hours. Must be burned in a votive holder.
Jelly 25-30 hours
Tumbler 50-60 hours
Mason 80-85 hours
Small Apothecary 110-115 hours
Large Apothecary 160-180 hours
Note: Burn times vary due to fragrance, dye, environment, and type of container.
How to Use Your Wick Dipper:
Wick Dippers & Trimmers
A must have for all candle lovers!
Wick Dippers are simple but useful tools that extinguish candles quickly and cleanly eliminating unwanted soot and smoke. Blowing out your candle or even using a candle snuffer will cause your wick to smoke. That smoke adheres to the warm rim of the jar and causes an unsightly layer of black soot. When using a wick dipper, gently dip the wick down into the melted pool of wax to extinguish the flame and then simply pull the wick back up to the center. This leaves the wick coated and preserved with a thin layer of fuel and ready for the next lighting.
Wick Trimmers are very important tools for maintaining candles. They are sharp and properly angled, which allows for an easy and clean cut that keeps the wick from fraying. Wick trimmers also catch the wick trimming so that it does not fall into the wax. Keeping the wick properly trimmed will make the candle last longer, and give you a perfect burn every time you light your candle.
The wick should always be trimmed to about 1/4 inch before each use to prevent the candle from smoking. This also assures a clean even flame and will maximize your fragrance throw. If the candle should begin to smoke during use, snuff out the candle, trim the wick and light again. Always keep candles out of drafts and on level surfaces, because this will prevent uneven burning and smoking.