Burning tips and safety

This is a list of tips and safety advice to ensure that you get the most out of your candles.
  • Make sure that the wick is trimmed to 1/4" or 5mm. if the wick is too long, the flame produced will be too high and will smoke. If this does occur, extinguish the flame, trim the wick and relight. 
  • Try and keep your candles out of a draught. If the flame is flickering it means there is a draught nearby, which will make your candle burn unevenly.
  • Containers can get hot when lit, so be careful when handling after long periods of candle burning.
  • Extinguish your candle when the level of wax reduces close to the base of the tin and wick sustainer (the circular metal clamp glued to the bottom of the tin). This is to stop the tin from heating up (when there is no wax left for the wick to burn).
  • Every time you extinguish the candle, ensure that the wax has melted to the edge of the container in order to prevent tunneling of the wax and prolong the life of the candle.
  • Please see the side of each candle for burning safety instructions. The label around the candle contains allergen advice.
  • Never leave a candle unattended, and keep away from children. Be sure to keep the candle away from objects that could catch fire.
  • Keep clothes and hair away from the naked flame.
  • Extinguish candles before moving them and don't let anything fall into the hot wax.
  • Make sure there is at least one metre (three feet) between a candle and any surface above it.
  • When burning your candle, make sure it is placed on a heat-resistant surface.