- It is important to keep wood wicks trimmed to 1/4 inch or less and free of black char to keep them burning and crackling properly. Simply break or scrape off the char and discard it before each burn. When lighting the wood wick, light at the base of the wick next to the wax rather than from the top.
- To minimize wax left on the sides of the container, it’s a general rule of thumb to keep a candle lit for one hour per inch of diameter.This should allow the heat from the flame enough time to reach the outer edges of the candle so the wax melts evenly, and to prevent tunneling.
- If a candle begins to smoke, or if the flame height is greater than 1½ inches, blow out the candle, allow the wick and wax to cool, and trim the wick. Remove all wick trimmings before relighting.
- As soy wax is easy to clean with soap and water, once the candle has been burned down to the last 1/2 inch, please either recycle the glass container and wood top, or reuse the container elsewhere in your home. We find them to be of great use and provide a great look to organize bath and beauty supplies.
It is very important that you burn candles responsibly. To ensure safe use, please follow the recommendations below. The seller and/or manufacturer are not responsible for misuse.
- Place on a protected, heat-resistant, dry surface, away from anything that can catch fire, and out of reach of children and pets.
- Glass containers are fragile, and can become hot when the candle is lit, and can stay hot after the flame has been extinguished. Handle with care.
- Discontinue use if the glass container is cracked, chipped or broken.
- Never leave burning candles unattended.
- Always burn your candle in a draft-free area. Drafts will make the candle flame flicker and smoke.
- Ensure that there is enough air space around your candle and do not burn under a shelf.
- Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches, or any other combustible materials.
- If your wick is too long the flame will be too big, and potentially hazardous and more sooty.
- Never move or handle a candle while it’s burning or while the wax is hot. Never pour, remove, or add liquid wax from the glass.
- Prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface by discontinuing use when 1/2″ of wax remains. Burning past this point can present a fire hazard.
- Extinguish candle before replacing the lid on the glass jar. It may be hazardous to use the lid to snuff out the candle. It will also cause the trapped smoke to be absorbed into the melted wax and discolor the candle as well as potentially alter the scent of the candle.