Candle Care

Before Burning

  • Prior to burning your candle, trim the wick at least ¼ inch. This prevents uneven burning, dripping or flaring.
  • Place the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This will also help prevent possible heat damage to counters and table surfaces, and prevent glass containers from cracking or breaking.
  • Burn for 2-3 hours each time you light the candle. This will help the candle burn evenly.

While Burning

  • Never leave a lit candle unattended or burning while you sleep, or it is not in the room, be sure to blow out all the candles first.
  • Never touch or move a burning candle. Don't light a candle to the bottom. For safety reasons, stop burning a candle when ¼ inch of wax remains in the container.
  • Blow out a candle if the flame becomes too high or blinks repeatedly. Before relighting, allow the candle to cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts.
  • Never burn a candle on or near something that could catch fire. Keep lit candles away from furniture, curtains, bedding, rugs, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.

When Extinguishing

  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle, if available, as it’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.
  • Do not use water to extinguish a candle, this can cause the hot wax to splatter and could break a glass container.
  • Before leaving the room, make sure your candle is completely out and there is no glow coming from the wick ember.
  • Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.