Thank you for purchasing one of our beautiful, handcrafted beeswax candles. This goes without saying...but, candles involve fire. It's very important to us that you have a great beeswax candle experience, so remove all packaging, and take a few moments to read our instructions for proper beeswax candle care.
- Trim your wick. This is extremely important! Prior to each burn, trim the wick to about 1/4 inch in length. Only trim the wick on a candle that has completely cooled. Trimming the wick will help prevent unnecessary soot, and keep the wick from mushrooming. It also controls the size of the flame.
- Only burn the candle on a level, heat-resistant surface. A flat, stable heat-resistant surface is best for a lit candle.
- Look out for potential issues. Keep the candle away from drafts, children, pets, books, paper, window treatments, blankets, aerosol sprays and anything that could be potentially flammable. One tail wag or accidental bump could mean disaster, so it's best to identify and remove potential hazards prior to burning.
- Keep it company. Never leave the candle unattended, ever. A lit candle should always be supervised.
- Your candle remembers. Ensure that the first burn has a complete melt pool before you extinguish it. This means a full edge-to-edge melt pool, which can take around 3-4 hours. This will help the candle burn better later, and prolong it's life.
- Hug your pillar candle - A pillar candle will tend to burn down the center, leaving a cavity as it burns. After you've extinguished the flame and while the candle is still warm, gently press the sides (slightly forward) towards the center. Candle hugging ensures that the wax on the sides of the pillar will continue to be consumed as fuel, and can add many hours to the life of your pillar candle. Be careful not to press too far inward, or the wick may accidentally drown during the next burn.
- Allow it to cool completely. before touching or moving it. Don't move a lit candle.
- Follow the 1/4 rule. If your candle only has 1/4 of an inch of wax left, do not let it continue burning. That means the wick is running out of fuel, and when it's gone a flare up or other reaction could occur.
- We recommend using a wick dipper to extinguish the candle. A wick dipper dips the lit wick into the wax, and extinguish it smoke-free, without leaving debris in the wax pool.
- Secure Fit. A taper candle is designed to be burned in a taper candle holder. Make sure your candle is secure and straight to help prevent drips.
Beeswax Candle Burning Instructions are included in the box, and also on the bottom of each candle. For more information about Candle Safety, please visit the National Candle Association.