- Prior to burning your candle, trim the wick at least 1/4 inch. This will provide a cleaner burn. You can use a wick trimmer or scissors. This prevents uneven burning, dripping or flaring.
- Discard wick trimmings and keep wax free of any debris at all times.
- Place the candle on a stable and heat-resistant surface.
- Burn candle in a well-ventilated room. Avoid drafts, vents or air currents.
- It is recommended that candles do not burn for longer than four hours and cool for at least two hours before relighting.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended or lit while sleeping.
- Never touch or move a burning candle, especially when the wax is liquified.
- Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
- Do not burn a candle all the way down. For safety measures, stop burning a candle when there is 1/4 inch of wax left in the vessel.
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep away from drapes, bedding, furniture, carpet, etc.
- If you are burning multiple candles, place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another.
- Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Let the candle cool and trim the wick before re-lighting.
- Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery powered lights are safer sources of light during a power outage.
- It is recommended to let the pool of melted wax reach the edge of your candle before you snuff the flame, especially during your first burn.
- Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle, if available, as it’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.
- Do not use water to extinguish a candle, this can cause the hot wax to splatter and could break a glass container.
- Before leaving the room, make sure your candle is completely out and there is no glow coming from the wick ember.
- Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.
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