Candle Care

Preventing Memory Rings

As with all candles, the first burn is the most important. To begin, candles should burn one hour for every inch in diameter of the actual candle size to liquefy the entire top layer of wax. If the wax is not allowed to melt from edge to edge it will create a memory ring. Once a candle has a memory ring it will continue to tunnel and to burn that way for the life of the candle.

Trimming the wick

We suggest trimming the wick every 4 hours of burn time. When trimming the wick, you should always extinguish the flame, let the candle come to room temperature, and trim the wick to 1/4 inch. We strongly suggest that you use a wick trimmer specifically designed for candles.

Smoking and Soot

If smoking and soot occurs, extinguish the flame and trim wicks.

Half Moon

Should your candle begin to develop and area of unmelted wax on one side (half moon), rotate the candle 180 degrees. A half moon sometimes appears due to drafts in the room, uneven surfaces, insufficient burn times or improper wick trimming.

Storage

Store candles in a cool dry place (between 50-85 degrees F) and out of direct sunlight to avoid color fading, melting, or cracking. After long exposure to the cold, allow the candle to warm up to room temperature before burning.

Safety

* Always place candles on a flat, level, heat resistant surface away from drafts and combustibles.


* Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches, and debris at all times.


* Burn candles in well ventilated room.


* Never leave burning candle unattended.


* Keep burning candles out of reach of children and pets.


* Discontinue use of candle once 1/2 inch of wax is remaining.


* Candle should not be burned more than 4 hours at a time. 


* Never touch or move a burning candle.


* Never use water to extinguish a candle.


* Never allow any wick flame to touch the side of the jar, it can cause the glass to become to hot to touch and cause breakage.


* Avoid glass to glass contact, and do not use if the jar becomes cracked or chipped.