Candle Care & Safety

Recommendations and safety measures to fully enjoy your candle experience.

Cotton Wick:  Always trim wick to 1/4" prior to each lighting.  Keeping your candle wick at the proper length prior to each burn assists with preventing soot and extends the life of the candle.

Wood Wick:  Make sure your wick is trimmed to 1/8" prior to each lighting.  If your wick is too long, it may cause performance issues.

First Lighting:  The first time you light your candle, let it burn for 3-4 hours to allow the melted wax to reach the edge of the container (a full melt pool) to prevent your candle from tunneling.

Burning Candle:  Always burn candles within sight and keep away from children and pets.  Never leave a burning candle unattended.  Candles should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.  Extinguish candle before going to sleep.  Discontinue burning candle when approximately 1/4" of wax remains in the container.

Extinguishing Candle:  Gently blow out or use a candle snuffer to extinguish flame.

Trimming Wick:  When candle is unlit and wax is cooled, use scissors, a wick trimmer, or your pinched fingers to trim the wick.  If using your fingers, a tissue helps when you pinch the tip of the wick off to catch the spent wick debris.

Never drop used matches or any other items/debris in the candle.  

Burn candle on a stable, fire & heat resistant surface.  Never place a burning candle on a surface that could be damaged by oil or heat or is flammable.

Keep candles clear of curtains or anything near that could ignite.  Do not burn candles in/near a draft.

Never move a burning candle.  Before moving, allow the candle to cool and wax to solidify.  The candle vessel/jar and wax become extremely hot during use.

For further candle safety rules please visit The National Candle Association Candle Safety Page: