- Never leave candles unattended.
Always use proper holders. Watch out for small children
and pets who might accidentally knock something over, or
for candles that burn down too close to accessories or
holders. (Votive candles will burn completely away).
- Trim wicks to 1/4" for all candles
except the 4" x 9" and the 6" x 8" pillars. Keeping the
wicks trimmed, straight and centered will cause the
candle to burn evenly.
- Do not expose candles to direct
sunlight. It may cause them to fade, or melt and lose
their shape. It's best to store candles in a cool, dark,
dry place when they aren't being used. Note: Putting
candles in the refrigerator will help them burn slower
and last longer - however, do not put them in the
freezer because that might cause them to crack or break.
- To prevent dripping make sure candles
are on a flat and level surface, and keep them away from
drafts. If you have candles lit inside a hurricane
shade, snuff them out after a couple of hours as the
heat that builds up might cause them to melt.
- To avoid soot build up on your
holders, (and possible breakage), keep the wick centered
and trimmed to 1/4 inch. If necessary, the soot can be
easily removed with a cotton ball dipped in alcohol.
- Make sure to snuff out candles. If
you blow them out, the wax can spray and cause burns or
damage furniture. Blowing them out can also cause the
wick to move and not be centered anymore, which affects
how the candle will burn. Note: If you still choose to
blow them out, do it by placing two fingers near the
flame and blowing around them, which causes air to come
from two sides and makes it less concentrated.
- To help remove scratches and keep
candles clean and shiny, rub them gently with mesh cloth