- The height of the wick determines the size of the flame. For optimal burning, trim the wick to 1/4" before lighting.
- Prevent rapid, uneven burning and excessive dripping by placing candles away from drafts.
- "Dripless" candles that are burned in a draft will no longer be dripless.
- Heat generated by candles close proximity to each other will affect the burn times and quality. Avoid
placing burning candles too close to each other.
- With the initial burn, the candle should burn for 1 hour x its width in diameter to avoid pooling of wax
in the center. Thus, a 7" diameter candle should burn 7 hours on the initial burn. This will allow the
candle to burn evenly.
- Honeycomb candles will burn approximately twice as fast as solid beeswax candles.
- Always burn candles on a heat resistant and non-combustible surface. Place on or in a proper size
- Use a candle snuffer when extinguishing candle so as to avoid spraying or spilling of wax.
- Never blow out a beeswax candle - use a snuffer. By blowing out a flame, the hand-made wick will
smolder and can 'drown' in melted wax; wax might splatter on surrounding surfaces.
- If bloom (white dust) appears on a candle, polish with a nylon or fine mesh cloth.
- Candles will fade if left in direct light for an extended period of time.
- Taper candles should be stored flat to prevent warping.
- Votive candles will clean easily when 1/8" of water is added to the glass holder before the candle is
- Wax can be removed from holders easily. Either run hot water over them or place them in the freezer
so that the wax will harden.
- All candles, especially colored ones, should always be placed in a holder. Dyes can bleed onto
- Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Children should never be left alone with a burning candle. Keep away from reach of children or pets.
- Always place candles in heat resistant and non-combustible holders.
- Do not allow charred wicks or match pieces to fall into the wax.
- For easier ignition, tilt candle to the flame to get under the wick.
- Trim wicks to 1/4" before lighting and relighting candles.