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Best Ways to Burn

General Recommendations
  • Remove label before burning.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Keep children and pets away from burning candles.
  • Do not light candles near open windows or in drafty environments.
  • Do not light or store candles near heat sources, such as radiators or fireplaces.

Tea Lights
  • Our tea lights are designed to be burned in the cups provided, and we recommend putting the cupped tea lights in an additional tea light holder.
  • Ideally, tea lights are to be burned in one lighting, but they should at least be burned in two-hour sessions.
  • When it reaches the end of its life, allow tea light to burn out on its own.
Votives
  • Votives must be burned in heat resistant containers, as wax pools out when the candle is lit.
  • Placing a small amount of water, (approximately one spoonful), at the bottom of the container will help extricate remaining wax once votive burns out.
  • Votives should be burned in at least one-hour sessions.
  • Keep wick trimmed to ¼ inch, making sure to cut immediately after burning, as wicks become brittle when cool.
  • When the votive has burned down to ¼ inch, allow to burn out on its own.
Tapers
  • Tapers should be firmly secured in a taper holder prior to burning.
  • Tapers should be kept out of drafts.
  • Our tapers are long-burning and virtually drip-free. Because the wicks we use are self-trimming, there is no need to trim them.
  • When extinguishing, use a snuffer to minimize smoke.
Pillars
  • Pillars should be burned on a pillar plate in order to avoid wax spillage and heat damage.
  • The initial burn should be several hours long in order to establish a wide burn pool.
  • Ideally, each burn should last at least one hour per inch in diameter.
  • To counter tunneling (when the wax pool doesn't expand to the outer edge of the candle and tunnels down the middle, not making use of all the wax), gently push walls in toward the flame once they have warmed up.
  • Keep wick trimmed to ¼ inch, making sure to cut immediately after burning, as wicks become brittle when cool.
  • To minimize smoke when extinguishing, dunk wick into wax pool and stand it back up once extinguished.