Always burn candles on a heat resistant surface. Candle holders may become hot and damage furniture. A good heat resistant surface can be made from a ceramic tile (cover bottom with felt to protect furniture.
Keep all burning candles away from children and pets.
Position candles away from flammable objects.
Place freestanding candles in a shallow dish or bowl to catch the wax in case of a blowout.
Keep your wicks trimmed or they will tend to smoke.
Burn candles away from drafts. A draft will cause your candle to burn unevenly, drip and smoke.
Keep candles out of strong light. It will make the color fade.
Refrigerate your candles for an hour before burning. They will last longer. Wrap them in foil or plastic when they are in the fridge or the wick will absorb moisture and the candle will not burn properly.
Store candles in zip lock bags to conserve their scent and keep dust off.
Remove all packaging before lighting.
Place on a protected, heat-resistant, dry surface, away from anything that can catch fire, and out of reach of children and pets.
Use holders designed for the particular candle style.
Trim wick(s) to 1/4" before lighting.
If smoking occurs, blow candle out. Trim wick(s), remove trimmings, and relight.
Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches, or any combustible material.
Keep the wick centered.
Keep burning candles within sight at all times.
If you burn your candle for over 2 hours at a time you may develop a carbon build up on your wick commonly referred to as a "fragrance mushroom". This is a friendly reminder that you have purchased a handmade, highly scented candle. When this happens, extinguish the flame, trim wick to 1/4", relight and enjoy!
Handle with care; glass containers are fragile.
Avoid glass-to-glass contact when removing or replacing the lid.
Do not use if cracked, chipped or scratched.
Do not allow the flame to touch the side of the jar. The jar may become hot. Handle carefully.
To minimize wax left on the sides of the jar, burn your candle 1 hour per inch of jar width; this will keep it from tunneling. It is normal for "some" wax to be left, the amount varying per color, fragrance and burning conditions.
Prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface by discontinuing use when 1/2" of wax remains.
Prevent glass from cracking by discontinuing use when 1/2" of the wax remains.
Extinguish carefully before replacing the lid.
When wax pool reaches the candle's edge, extinguish flame and allow candle to harden before relighting. This will prevent dripping.
To prevent possible dripping: avoid drafts, excessive vibrations or nearby heat sources.
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