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Candle care & safety

candle safety instructions

  • For optimal burning, trim your wick to 3mm before each lighting to avoid smoking and overheating.

  • The first burn of any candle should be long enough for the entire top layer of wax to liquefy. This will ensure an even burn for each light.

  • Refrain from burning candles longer than 3 hours at a time, and never burn a candle when there is less than 1cm of wax at the base.

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.

  • Keep candles away from drafts, children, and pets.

  • Keep candles away from materials that can catch fire.

  • Use a heat-resistant candleholder.

  • Never move a candle while it is burning.

  • Extinguish the flame carefully by snuffing it rather than blowing it out.


Remember not to burn your candle for longer than 3 hours at a time and allow the candle to cool down for at least 2 hours before relighting. Burning a candle for too long will cause carbon to collect on the wick, leading it to “mushroom.” The wick will then become unstable and produce a dangerously large flame. The container can also get too hot if left burning for longer than 4 hours at a time. 

When to stop burning your candle

It is important that you know when to stop burning your candle. This keeps you and your furniture safe. When there is approximately half an inch (1.27cm) of wax left in the bottom of your candle, it's time to stop burning. Do not continue to burn the candle past this point; it can cause the container to become too hot, leading to a potential fire as well as other damage. 


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