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At CandleWick House, we want you to experience the maximum enjoyment and pleasure from the candles we have on offer. The creaters of our unique ranges take great pride in making them using only the finest quality ingredients and materials. However, it is very important that you burn candles responsibly to ensure their safe use. Please follow these guidelines below to keep candles a bright and beautiful part of your life.
General Candle Care
- To reduce sooting/smoking, trim the wick to 0.5 centimetres each time the candle is lit. If wicks are not trimmed properly, there is a tendency for a mushroom of carbon to form at the top of the wick causing the candle to smoke. Keeping the wicks trimmed will minimize smoking & sooting and ensure a more even burn.
- Keep wick centered.
- Keep candle out of winds and drafts.
- To extinguish flame use either a wick dipper or snuffer.
- Keep candle free of any foreign matter.
- Do not allow flame to touch the sides of the jar.
- Place on or within a protected, fire-resistant surface.
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
- Do not place lid on jar while burning.
- Do not use if the jar is cracked, chipped or scratched. Do not refill with wax.
- The jar may become hot. Handle carefully.
- If smoking occurs, check for drafts or high traffic areas, which may cause flame to flicker and smoke.
- To minimize wax left on the sides of the jar, burn to the edges each time the candle is lit, it is normal for some wax to be left. The amount will vary per colour, fragrance and burning conditions.
- Prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface by discontinuing use when 1/2" of wax remains. This wax can be broken up and used in a tart burner. Only burn in a suitable holder, or on a fire and heat resistant surface. As the flame nears the base of the jar, the wax is nearly or completely melted. At this point the glass can become extremely hot, there is a risk that the glass can become so hot that it can damage furniture beneath the base or even crack and pop. If the directions are followed properly, the risk of cracking or breaking will be avoided.
- Extinguish carefully before replacing the lid.
- The first time the pillar is lit ensure wax pool reaches the candle’s edge, extinguish flame and allow candle to harden before relighting. This will prevent dripping and allow the candle to burn more evenly.
- Discontinue use when 1/2" of wax remains.
- Never place directly on furniture. Only burn in an appropriate holder.
- To prevent possible dripping: avoid drafts, excessive vibrations or nearby heat sources.
- Be sure tapers are straight, and set them firmly in their holders.
- Trim the taper's wick to 1/8" before lighting.
Scented Tea Lights
- Do not burn in an enclosed space like a potpourri pot. For this purpose use unscented tea lights, and be sure the burner is well ventilated.
- If wick smokes or builds up carbon, extinguish flame and remove the carbon before relighting.
- Burn only in an appropriate holder. Do not burn free standing.
- Place Tarts in the top of a dry potpourri burner and never add water. Light an unscented tealight below (never use scented tea lights) for a controlled low flame made especially for potpourri burners. When melted, the wax will release its wonderful fragrance.
- To change fragrance, extinguish the flame and allow the melted wax to harden. Gently tap the sides of the burner and in most cases the wax will pop out. Discard the melted wax potpourri or store in a plastic bag for reuse.
- If using an electric potpourri pot, ensure that it is UL listed for safety assurance.
Warning: If used incorrectly oil warmers are potentially dangerous, only use in accordance with instructions.
Read the following instructions carefully and completely before each use.
- Before each use ensure unit is dry, clean, and free of deposits.
- Place unit on a level, heat and flame resistant, surface away from drafty areas, other heat sources, and flammable objects.
- Add up to 20 drops of your favorite home fragrance oil to the bowl. Do not over-fill the bowl.
- Place an unscented, metal encased, tea light candle in the center of the base and light candle. Never use scented tea light candles.
- Allow heat from candle to warm the oil. As the oil warms, fragrance will be released into the room. When desired fragrance level is achieved, extinguish flame and allow unit to cool. Unit will become hot while in use - do not touch while in use. Allow unit, oil and tea light candle to cool completely before touching.
- Oil may be added to bowl as long as there is oil in the bowl. If no oil remains in the bowl, extinguish candle and allow unit to cool before refilling bowl.
- Never leave unit unattended. Keep face away from unit while lit.
- Do not use perfume oils intended for use on the skin.
- Do not add water to hot oil.
- Keep away from children and pets.
The above information was compiled from tips given by Salt City Candle Company & Yankee Candle Company.