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Caring for Your Candle

Taking good care of your candle will extend your candle's burn time & promote candle safety.

Candles have memory—Create a good candle memory the first time you burn your candle. The very first time you light a candle, it must burn long enough for the entire top of the candle to be covered in liquid wax. This is called a "melt pool". By doing this breaking in process the candle will later burn more evenly for its life cycle & last long.

+Never, ever leave a burning candle unattended.

+Keep wicks trimmed to 1/4 inch. For a great trim, check out our candlewick trimmers for sale now. Hurry they sell out fast.

+If you notice a large flame during burning, snuff out the candle & trim the wick, & wait 2 hours before re-lighting

+Keeping a neat & trimmed wick will reduce dark powdery substance from collecting. This is called "soot".

Place burning candles on heat resistant surfaces. Never move a candle while it is hot or burning. Blow out the candle if jar becomes excessively hot. Keep out of drafts. Keep out of reach of children. Never burn a candle near curtains or other flammable things. Practice candle safety & make sure your hands are clean & dry prior to lighting a candle--never use any alcohol or other flammable products prior to lighting a candle or around a lit candle.

To prevent candles from boring a hole down the middle, burn candles at a minimum of at least one hour for each inch in diameter. Such holes are called "tunneling or sink holes". For example burn a 3 inch diameter candle for a minimum of at least 3 hours each time. Burn long enough to achieve a melt pool that can be seen all the way around the glass. This type of burning practice will help achieve the strongest scent throw & will extend the life cycle of the candle. Over burning candles in a single session will cause a decrease in scent throw, may create soot, or overall become a fire risk.

 Use a candle snuffer to put out a candle. Check our snuffers out online.

Practice good candle safety & enjoy, but know when to let go (stop burning when less than 1/2 inch of wax is left)

 --Damaris “LuLu” Johnson

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