Candle Care & Safety
It’s important to burn your candle responsibly, and recycle it after enjoying.
Here are some tips & general guidelines to follow when burning our candles.
- Always keep burning candles out of reach from Children, pets, and flammable debris that could come in contact.
- Place candle on flat, heat-resistant surface when burning.
- Burn your candle in a draft-free room. Drafts (such as windows, fans) can make the candle flame flicker and smoke.
- Maintain plenty of air space around your candle when burning. For example, don’t use under a shelf, as this will inhibit the amount of oxygen getting to the candle and could cause it to burn slowly, or extinguish.
- Make sure that everyone in the family with access to a burning candle understands these safety procedures and the dangers of open flame indoors.
To get the most out of our candles (or any wood-wick burning candle), follow these best practices:
- Stop burning candle with 1/4″ wax remaining – When your candle has burned down to 1/4″ of remaining wax, we strongly suggest retiring the candle! Letting the candle burn too low can be high heat, and damage some surfaces.
- Burn long enough to create a complete wax pool – Burn the candle in 2-3 hour sittings, or at a minimum long enough to allow a complete melted wax pool to form. Burning candles and extinguishing them before a complete wax pool can form will cause uneven surfaces. These distortions can effect the candles ability to burn evenly in the future. So keep an eye out, and let that candle burn!
- If candle is smoking, trim the wick – If your candle is smoking, this is normal if the wick has become too long. Extinguish the flame, let candle cool, trim the wick slightly, and light it up again.
- If the jar is cracked, stop using the candle – If you drop, chip, or otherwise crack your candle jar, immediately discontinue use. Burning a candle in a broken jar is very dangerous as wax can melt through even the smallest of chip.
- Do not allow the flame to touch the side of the Amber glass container – If a candle flame is drifting to the side of the jar, extinguish the flame, and adjust the wick so that it is centered. Allow candle to cool, and relight. Allowing the flame to burn freely up against the side of the jar is dangerous, as it could overheat, crack, or a slew of other problems! Keep that wick centered.
- After enjoying, please recycle – Respect the earth by properly recycling your empty glass jar with your weekly home pick up, mother nature will thank you!