Candles bring with them a multitude of sensory pleasures, but, let's be honest, they are on fire. We want you to explore the magic these products emit but also to prevent any hazardous situations that open flames can bring to the table.
The Initial Burn
You've received your candle, opened the lid and are basking in the fragrance. What's next? Well, how you burn the candle for the first time is going to be the most important.
Step 1 is going to be checking the wick. Is it 1/4''?
Step 2 Be sure to allow enough burn time for the wax to melt all the way across the top of the candle. This should take a few hours. A full melt pool will warm up those fragrance oils and allow them to permeate your space and prevent "tunneling." Long live that beautiful fragrance!
Pro tip: trimming the wick to 1/4" before each burn will prevent "sooting", flaring, and uneven burns. You can do this with anything from your fingers to nail clippers, scissors, or wick trimmers.
Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly.
Before re-lighting, let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts.
Use that Ancestral Common Sense
Do not burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.
Recycle your candle jar when only 1/4" to 1/2" of wax remains. This will prevent your candle jar from overheating or cracking.
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Always burn in well ventilated areas, away from drafts.
Always burn your candle on a level, fire resistant surface.
Use caution when touching candle while burning - containers get hot!
Keep away from children, plants and pets at all times!
Just like you'd think of your plants, pets, people and self; treat these treasures right, and they will love you right back.