Candle Care

Before Lighting:

  • Before burning any of our candles, always trim the wick to 1/4 inch, if it is a cotton wick

  • Wood Wicks: trim to 1/8 of an inch, or as close to the wax as possible.

  • You can use a wick trimmer, finger nail clippers, or scissors to cut the wick.

  • Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring and can be a fire hazard.

  • Keep the wax clear of wick trimmings, match pieces and debris at all times.

  • Always burn a candle on a heat and fire safe surface that is fire resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips of melted wax.

While Burning:

  • Never leave a lit candle unattended.

  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.

  • Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, or anything else that may easily burn.

  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.

  • Never touch or move a candle while it is burning or while the wax is still molten.

  • For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch of wax remains in the container.

  • Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This is to make sure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts that will cause the candles to burn improperly.

  • Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly.

  • Let the candle cool, trim and straighten the wick, and check for unwanted drafts before re-lighting.

  • Never use a candle as a night light.

  • Never use a candle or where you may fall asleep.

  • Never burn a candle in a tent or in a non-ventilated space.

  • Candles emit carbon monoxide.  Practice and use proper safety measures to limit unsafe exposure to carbon monoxide.  Exposure to unsafe limits of carbon monoxide may be fatal.

When Extinguishing a Candle

  • Always use caution when extinguishing a candle, whether by blowing out, using a snuffer, or with a wick dipper. 

  • Never use the candle lid to extinguish the candle.

  • Never use water to extinguish a candle. Water will cause the hot wax to splatter and might break a glass container.

  • Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing or smoking before walking away from the candle.

  • Never touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.

  • Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.

Wood Wick Care:

Sometimes, if there is too much ash build-up, you will notice the flame getting smaller, but once you remove it, the flame comes right back to life. Just be careful not to leave any debris in your candle and follow all of the standard candle burning safety guidelines.

Naturally, when wood burns it produces a fine ash that will land in your wax. It may make your wax look "dirty", however, this is just the nature of wood.


Some candles will burn with a low flame, this again, is normal.


keep your wicks trimmed above 1/4 of an inch. The opposite advice from traditional cotton wicks.

Happy burning! Wood Wicks are quite different than traditional cotton wicks.

 
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