Candle Care for Maximum Candle Longevity and Safety

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Cande Care and Safety Tips

It's important to follow a few simple steps to insure that you enjoy your candles in the safest way.

1. Place candles in an area free from drafts as they can cause uneven burning and cause the candle to smoke excessively. Fans, air conditioning, and open windows can cause drafts. If you can't avoid drafts, be sure to monitor and turn your candles frequently to prevent uneven burning.
2. Keep candles away from flammable objects like curtains, tissue boxes, or other flammable decorative items.
3. Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
4. Never leave candles burning unattended for any length of time. It's best not to burn a candle for more than 4 hours at a time. This is to avoid the candle vessel from overheating.
5. Never let a candle burn all the way to the bottom of the vessel to avoid cracking and excess soot. Leave about 1cm of wax at the bottom of the vessel.
6. Be careful when handling candles as the vessel may have become hot from the candle flame and melted wax.
7. Use candle holders to keep candles and vessels off of surfaces to avoid heat or wax damage.
8. The best way to extinguish a candle is to use a snuffer made for this purpose. Blowing out the wick can cause excessive smoke and possibly splash the molten wax outside the jar.
9. Maintain your candle by trimming your wicks to about 6mm before every burn with a wick trimmer. If the wick is deformed or develops mushroom like carbon deposits, be sure to trim off with a wick trimmer. Keep the wax under and around the wick clear of debris.
10. To maximize the shelf life of your candle, store away from sunlight and sources of heat in a cool dry place when not in use. Be sure to cover with a lid.

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