Candle Care and Safety

  • The First Burn: As with all candles, the first burn is the most important. To begin, candles should burn one hour for every 1 inch in diameter of the actual candle size. Therefore, a regular size amber glass candle should burn a minimum of 2.5 hours to liquefy the entire top layer of wax. If the wax is not allowed to liquefy it will create a “memory ring,” especially if this is the first time the candle is lit. Once a candle has this “memory ring,” it will continue to tunnel and to burn that way for the life of the candle
  • Avoid placing your candles where they will be directly exposed to sunlight or harsh indoor lighting. Candles may fade if they are left in bright light for an extended period of time
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended
  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire
  • Always trim the wick 1/4 inch before each burn
  • Keep a lit candle away from furniture, carpets, air drafts and ceiling fans
  • Do not burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time. It is recommended that after burning for 4 hours, candles be extinguished and allowed to cool to room temperature
  • Burn candle in a well-ventilated room
  • Don't burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch of wax remains in the jar
  • Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled