It is wonderful to have lots of candles around the home, however, caution must be used at all times once a candle has been lit.
I want you to get the most out of your beautiful soy candle, so here are some tips for prolonging the life of your candle and protecting your safety as well.
- The first time you burn your candle, ensure that it burns all the way out the edges of the container. This will assist in preventing memory rings. Never burn a large candle for more than 4 hours at a time, or a small candle for more than 2 hours at a time. If you exceed these burning times, you will dramatically shorten the life of your candle as the wax will become too hot and will evaporate faster.
- Always trim the wick to between 5 – 7 mm both before and during a burn. This will assist in optimising the burn time of your candle as well as keeping your vessel free of soot stains. In the event that the flame starts to flicker or becomes too high. Extinguish the candle and trim the wick before relighting.
- The listed burn times are recommendations only. Each candle will burn in a slightly different manner, depending on environmental conditions, fragrance and burning time.
- Always burn your candle safely. Place your candle on a heat resistant surface, keep it our of drafts and away from fabrics such as curtains and NEVER – I can’t stress this enough – NEVER, leave a candle burning unattended.
- Keep out of reach of children at ALL times.
- To extinguish a candle, use a snuffer if you have one. If the vessel has a lid, place the lid on the vessel as this will extinguish the flame and contain any smoke. If you blow out the candle, do so gently to avoid wax splatter.
- All vessels can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth or soapy water once the flame has been extinguished.
- Once there is approximately 1cm of wax remaining in the vessel, stop burning the candle. The base can become extremely hot and may crack if the flame burns to the bottom of the vessel.