FAQ - SAFETY TIPS
BURNING CANDLES IS QUITE AN ART.
CAREFULLY READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE AND SAFETY TIPS BELOW SO YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR CANDLE TO THE FULLEST!
- If your candle is running low, extinguish it when there is at least one inch of wax left in the glass. This is to prevent the flame from burning against the glass.
- Always burn a candle safely and never leave it unattended.
- Place your candle (even if it is already in a glass) on a fireproof trivet and make sure the candle is straight and stable on this.
- Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
- Make sure there are no flammable objects near your burning candle.
- If you want to burn several candles at the same time, make sure there is at least 15 cm distance between them.
- Make sure no leftover match or other debris is left in the wax.
- Do not place candles near a heat source. Burning tips:
- Before use, check the glass for any cracks. If these are present, DO NOT use the candle, contact your supplier.
- Before each use of your candle, shorten the wick(s) to about 0.5 cm.
- Make sure your candle is not in a draft, this will prevent the candle from smoking or sooting.
- Leave the candle lit long enough for the top layer of wax to melt (almost) completely. This way you can burn the candle nicely and avoid a "tunnel effect." If a small tunnel does develop, it will disappear and melt away later on when burning further anyway.
- It is best to extinguish your candle with a candle extinguisher. This prevents afterglow.
- To avoid an irregular burn pattern, it is important to return the wick(s) to their original position after extinguishing your candle. Let the candle cool a bit first and then position the wick(s) before the wax has hardened.
- Once your candle is extinguished and cooled, clean the inside of the glass regularly.
- While your candle is burning, keep an eye on the length and position of your candle's wick(s). If your candle is not in a draft and still starts to smoke or soot, chances are the wick(s) are too long or not in the correct position. Extinguish your candle, wait for it to cool and cut/position the wick(s).
- At all times extinguish your candle if it is smoking, the wick(s) is/are too long, the flame(s) is/are too high, or if there is only a small layer of wax (less than one inch) left in the glass. (If the candle burns all the way to the bottom you run the risk of the glass getting too hot and cracking)
- For scented glass candles: Burn your candle in a large enough room to reduce the concentration of fragrance in the air. Ventilate adequately.