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Burning Tips

GENERAL

Never leave candles burning unattended.

Place candles in a draft-free area.

Keep burning candles away from children and pets.

Never leave wick trimmings, matches, or any other material in the wax pool as these can create a fire hazard.

Dispose of all packing materials or foreign matter before lighting a candle.

Be careful to make sure that candle rings or other decoration items do not come in contact with the flame of the candle.

Keep your burning candles away from any flammable objects.

When the wick becomes too short, the resulting flame will give unsatisfactory burning. To correct this, extinguish the flame and carefully pour off the liquid wax. Relight the candle; allow it to burn for about one hour. If the flame is still too small repeat process until the flame is able to continue to burn the wax it has melted with a normal flame size.

Direct sunlight and strong ultraviolet light will fade the color of your candle. Avoid areas where the candle can come in contact with direct sunlight or prolonged exposure to strong lighting.

Prolonged exposure of candles to temperature below 40 degrees F. could cause the wax to crack. Prolonged exposure of candles to temperatures above 80 degrees F. will cause the wax to soften which will warp tapers and cause candles to lose their original shape.

CONTAINER FILLED CANDLES

Always place candle on a heat resistant holder. When the candle burns down to the bottom of the container there could be enough heat to damage the furniture on which the candle is sitting. Keep the flame from getting too close to the container. The heat from the flame could cause the container to crack. Handle burning container candles with care. The melted wax and flame can cause the containers to be too hot to handle. To be additionally safe, when the wax level is from 1/4 to 1/2 from the bottom of container, you should discontinue use and avoid the possibility of the container cracking.

Glass containers are particularly fragile and heat concentrated in one area could cause the glass to break. Special care should be taken to protect surface and surrounding areas from hot broken glass and melted wax.

VOTIVE CANDLES

Votive candles turn to liquid and must be burned in a container. To maximize burning time always burn a votive and refills inside of containers approximately the same size of the candle. Remove any unused wax tabs and other debris from votive cup before placing new votive into cup. Keep the flame from getting too close to the container. The heat from the flame could cause the container to crack.

PILLAR CANDLES

To maximize the burning of pillar candles allow enough burning time for melted wax to reach within 1/4 inch of the edge. Continuous short burning times will cause the candle to tunnel resulting in a drowned wick and wasted wax. Caution: When liquid wax reaches the edge of the candle the wax at the edge becomes soft. Continuous burning at this point could result in liquid wax running down the side. If this happens the flame will continue to melt wax faster and continue the erosion of wax along the side of the candle in a straight line that makes the candle appear to have a crack. The resulting spilled wax runs out over the holder and onto furniture, tablecloths, and carpet causing a lot of unpleasantness.

If someone responsible is not going to be around to care for a candle with liquid wax close to the edge, it is better to extinguish the candle for re-lighting at a later time.

3 WICK CANDLES>

Make sure to place candle in large enough holder to catch any melted wax that may spill over top of candle. If liquid wax melts too close to the edge, it may begin to run over the edge. A lot of liquid wax running down the side will melt a v-shape at the top of the candle and will continue to melt a vertical line down the side. This will make the candle appear to be cracked. When the liquid has emptied from the top, the 3 flames will continue to melt wax and continue to run down the already-eroded melt line onto your container or on top of your table or onto the floor. To avoid this from happening:

Never leave a burning candle unattended.

Make sure the candle holder is large enough to contain spilled - over liquid wax.

Care for the flame height by trimming the wick, which will reduce flame size and thereby decrease the amount of heat which melts the wax.

Candle will burn and melt in this sequence:

A. Three circles around each wick,

B. Three circles join to form a clover effect,

C. Large round pool close to edge of candle.

When candle reaches stages b or c be careful that drafts are not causing the liquid wax to reach too close to the edge of the candle. If this is happening, turn candle around. If wax is still getting too close to edge: extinguish all 3 flames, let candle cool, and re-light at a later time.

DRIPLESS CANDLES

Our scented tapers, unscented taper candles as well as our unscented belltop pillars are designed to be a dripless candle. In order for these candles to perform as they are designed to do they have to be burned correctly. Dont allow the flame to constantly burn closer to one side of the candle than the other. The two major factors that will cause our dripless tapers to drip are wind, and a leaning candle. Make sure that our tapers are burned in a low draft environment. This includes putting them near doorways, windows, air vents, fans, and high traffic areas where people are passing by them constantly. Also have our candles sitting straight in their holders. If a candle leans it forces the flame closer to one side of the candle than the other. This means the wax on that side will melt faster than it is designed to. As the "wall" on the high side of the candle melts it will drop below the wax pool causing it to over flow the edge and begin to drip.

THE FLAME OF YOUR CANDLE

The wick is designed to trim itself. However, if flame dances up and down and you see dark soot coming from the flame - the wick is too long. Extinguish flame and trim wick.

When candle is extinguished the black part of wick is fragile. Sometimes when cleaning or moving, wick may get broken. This will affect the burning of the candle. When the wick is too short the liquid level may drown the flame. If this happens you will need to carefully pour off the liquid wax after you extinguish the flame. You may need to do this more than once until you get the proper size flame.

Make sure to keep any debris out of candle, such as match parts or trimmed wick.

As with ALL candles, NEVER leave a candle burning unattended.

For best results use a candle snuffer.

Be careful that clothing or hair does not come too close to flame. Remember to never lean too close over a burning candle. Be careful not to spill or force liquid wax onto surrounding area.

Watch your flame.

For best and safest burning of your candle, keep wick trimmed to about 1/4 inch above the wax surface. Avoid placing candle in a draft. A draft will cause the flame to melt one side of candle more than the opposite side, which could result in melted wax running over the edge. A draft will also cause the flame to flicker which produces soot. When your candle is in a draft- free area check to see if the top part of the flame flickers and dances. When this does occur, you will probably also notice short bursts of soot. This is an indication that the wick is too long.

These tips and guidelines are not meant to be an all-inclusive list. Please use common sense when burning any candle. We hope you enjoy your candle as much as we enjoyed making it for you.