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Candle Care Guide

Candle Care Guide

Before Burning Your Candle:

1. Before you light your candle, cut off at least 1/4 inch of the wick. This stops the fire from burning unevenly, dripping, or flaring.

2. Avoid drafts, vents, or air currents. This will help stop the fire from burning quickly or unevenly, making a lot of soot, and dripping too much.

3. Every time you light the candle, be sure to burn it for 3 to 4 hours at a time. This will help the candle burn evenly, and remember to trim the wicks before each use. 

While Burning Your Candle:

1. Never sleep with a lit candle or leave a burning candle unattended. Make sure to blow out all the candles before you leave the room or go to bed.

2. Don't touch or move a candle that is already lit. 

3. Don't let a candle burn out completely. Stop burning a candle when there is only 1/4 inch of wax left in the container.

4. If you want to light more than one candle, put each one at least three inches apart. So they don't melt each other or make their own drafts, they have to be kept apart.

5. Put out a candle if its flame gets too high or keeps flickering. Let the candle cool down, trim the wick, and check for drafts before you light it again.

6. Never burn a candle on or near something that can catch fire. Keep candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, decorations that can catch fire, and so on.
7. Keep children and pets away from candles. 

When Putting Out Your Candle:

1. If you have one, use a candle snuffer to put out a candle. This is the safest way to stop hot wax from splattering.

2. Don't put out a candle with water, because the hot wax could fly everywhere and break the glass container.

3. Make sure your candle is completely out and there is no light coming from the wick ember before you leave the room.

4. Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled down.

Common Candle Issues

How to avoid soot issues:

Soot is quite common in paraffin wax. However, there are ways to minimize soot in candles.

1. Before you light a candle, make sure to trim the wicks to 1/4 inch.

2. If you are still getting too much soot, trim the wick to 1/8".

3. Keep the candle away from any vents, fans, or drafts of air.

4. Make sure you don't let your candle burn for more than the suggested 3–4 hours.

How to avoid cracks in candles:

1. Before each lighting, make sure your wicks are cut to 1/4 inch.

2. Make sure that your wicks are always in the middle.

3. Do not burn for longer than the recommended 3–4 hours.

4. Drafts can make wicks go off-center, which can cause the glass to get too hot.

5. Stop using your candle if the wick clips are showing or if there is only 1/4 inch of wax left in the container.

How to avoid tunneling:

1. Be sure to burn your candle for 3 to 4 hours so that wax can pool around the edges.

2. If tunneling is still visible, keep burning the candle in 3–4 steps until it fixes itself.

Wick problems or a flame that goes out on its own:

1. If the flame goes out on its own, wait until the wick is cool, then twist the wick with your fingers to loosen the fibers and light it again.

2. Blow out the candle and make sure all of the wicks are out. Use a paper towel to soak up some of the wax around the candle's wicks. Throw away the paper towel in a safe way and make sure there is nothing in the wax. Light your candle again and watch to see if it starts to burn properly.

If your candle isn't giving off a strong smell:

1. Every time you light your candle, make sure it burns for 3 to 4 hours. This will let the wax and wick heat up right and let the scent out.

2. Move your candle to a different spot to keep it away from drafts from fans or vents.

*Please note that single-wick candles should be used in smaller rooms to get the best scent. In bigger rooms, double or triple wicks work best.

Care Tips for Wooden Wicks

Please look over all of the above tips for taking care of candles, as they all apply to Wooden Wick candles as well.

1. Before each burn, and even before the first burn, trim the wooden wick.

2. Due to the buildup of carbon on the wood, it is very important to trim your wooden wick candles. By trimming the wick, you can keep the candle's flame steady and stop it from making too much soot.

3. On the first burn and every burn after that, burn the wooden wick for 3–4 hours.

4. If you burn your candle for 3–4 hours during the first burn, the wax will pool all the way around the edges.

5. If you burn your wooden wick for 3–4 hours, the scent will heat up and fill the room, and tunneling won't happen (wax walls around the edges of your jar).

Watch how the wooden wick burns.

6. If the flame on your wooden wick candle is more than 1in tall, please put it out carefully. Once the candle is out and the wax has hardened completely, cut the wooden wick to 1/4 inch to get rid of the black carbon layer. Make sure to throw away any leftover wick so that it doesn't melt with the wax in your candle. This will keep the candle's flame steady and give you the best burning experience.

7. Stop using your candle when there is only a quarter-inch of wax left in the jar or when you can see the bottom of the jar through the wax.

If you burn your candle too long, it might make too much soot or get too hot in the jar. When there is only 1/4 inch of wax left on your candle, it is best to stop burning it. If you like your candle jar, you could use it for something else.

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