This is really important! For the first burn, let your candle burn for at least 3-4 hours or until the wax pool (liquid wax) reaches the edge of the container. A proper melt pool on the first burn will minimize "tunneling" around the wick and help you get the most life out of your candle!
2. TRIMMING YOUR WICK
Always trim your wick to 1/4 inch before burning. You can use a wick trimmer or even a pair of scissors. If your wick is too long, the flame will get too big which can cause excessive sooting, smoking and become a fire hazard. Flame height should never be over 3 inches. 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 debris.
We hand-cut each candle wick before delivery, so you're all set for your first burn. However, you'll want to be sure to trim the wick for all subsequent burns.
3. LIMIT BURN TIME TO 4 HOURS
When your candle is burning, carbon collects on the wick. Allowing your candle to burn for longer than 4 hours can cause the wick to become unstable and the flame to get too large which may become a fire hazard.
4. END OF CANDLE LIFE
Never burn a candle all the way to the bottom of the container. To minimize fire risk and prevent possible damage to your container and surface, stop burning a candle when there is ¼ inch of wax left in the container.
5. SAFE SURROUNDINGS
Never leave an open flame near children, pets, or any flammable items, such as furniture, curtains, bedding, carpet, books, paper, etc. Do not place lit candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets, or others. Avoid drafts, vents, or air currents. This will help prevent the risk of the flame carrying as well as rapid or uneven burning, sooting, or smoking.
If burning multiple candles, place each candle at least three inches apart from one another. This is to ensure the heat given off from each does not melt the others.
6. KEEP IN SIGHT
Never leave a burning candle unattended or lit while sleeping. If you are going to leave the room or go to bed, be sure to extinguish all candles first. Before leaving the room, make sure your candle is completely out and there is no glow coming from the wick ember.
7. CLEAR DEBRIS
Clear any debris from your candle before burning, including any soot build-up on the wick. This will help your candle burn cleaner, safer, and last longer. Keep the melt pool (liquid wax) free of wick trimmings and any debris at all times.