Candle Safety

We want you to enjoy your candle for as long as possible and as safely as possible so please take note of the following:

 How to burn your candle safely

  • Light your candle in a well-ventilated room, away from draughts or vibrations, which can cause rapid, uneven burning
  • Burn candles for three and a half to four hours at a time so that you achieve a full melt pool right to the edges of the container. Burning for less time can cause the candle to 'tunnel', which leaves some wax around the container's sides. Burning for longer periods (over four hours) can cause the wick to move
  • Make sure you stop burning your candle when 10mm of wax remains at the bottom, keeping an eye on a burning candle when the wax is low
  • Keep away from children and pets
  • Never burn the candle on or close to anything that could catch fire
  • Only burn the candle on a level, fire resistant surface

 Wick Care 

  • Keep the wax pool clear of any foreign materials such as wick trimmings and matches, as debris in the wax can act as a secondary wick, encouraging your candle to burn faster
  • After extinguishing the flame, centre and straighten the wick. Burning for too long can cause the wick to move, or slant. If you see a flaming wick come close to the container's wall, extinguish the flame and straighten the wick to prevent the container from cracking
  • Long or crooked wicks can create high flames and/or smoking. Trimming the wick to 5mm (when the wax has set) is the easiest way to prevent this