Candle Care + Safety

Candles have a special way of bringing us relaxation and creating a lovely, peaceful environment. We want to be sure that you enjoy your candle in the safest manner possible. All of our wooden candles are treated with a biodegradable, eco-friendly fire retardant for user safety, but please utilize the tips below to enhance your candle-burning experience and to maximize safety.
  • Before Burning

    + Prior to burning your candle, trim the wick at least ¼ inch. This prevents uneven burning, dripping or flaring. This also maintains the proper heat on your wick to optimize the burn time.

    + Avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping.

    + Burn to a full “melt-pool” each time you light the candle. This means to allow the candle to burn to the edge of the container each time. The time to achieve this will vary based on which candle size you’re using. This will help the candle burn evenly, and remember to trim wicks before each burn.

    + If burning one of our one-ounce wood candles, consider placing the candle on a non-porous surface. The nature of the wood may cause wax or oils to seep. This is a rare occurrence, but it can happen.

  • While Burning

    + Never leave a burning candle unattended or lit while sleeping. If you are going to leave the room or go to bed, be sure to extinguish all candles first.

    + Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a candle container when the wax is liquified.

    + Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For safety measures, stop burning a candle when there is ¼ inch of wax left in the vessel.

    + If burning multiple candles, place each candle at least three inches apart from one another. This is to ensure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts.

    + Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Before re-lighting, let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts.

    + Use extra caution when burning candles during a power outage. Battery-powered lights like flashlights are much safer sources of light during a power failure.

    + 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, etc.

    + Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lit candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.

  • When Extinguishing

    + Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle, if available, as it’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.

    + Do not use water to extinguish a candle, this can cause the hot wax to splatter and could break a glass container.

    + Before leaving the room, make sure your candle is completely out and there is no glow coming from the wick ember.

    + Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.