Candle Care

Candle Care
Most times we purchase a candle and we are just overly excited and anxious to burn it. Can't wait to see if the candle smells like it say it does or just as good as the aroma we sniffed. But there are a few important things you should know about the maintenance and care for every candle. Candle Care is very significant to help you keep the original aroma and to keep down fire hazards.
Candle Care Instructions
  1. Keep wick centered and trimmed to ¼'' at all times.
  2. Burn candle within sight at all times.
  3. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
  4. Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
  5. Remove all packaging before burning.
  6. Place on temperature safe surface to avoid heat damage.
  7. Keep away from drafts.
Keep wick centered and trimmed to ¼'' at all times.
If you don't trim your wick, you run the risk of tunneling, which happens when your wick is too long and the flame gets too hot, causing excess wax to burn.
If you don't trim your candle wicks regularly, your candle is more likely to create larger flames that produce excess amounts of smoke and soot.
Burn candle within sight at all times.
It is very important to me we leave a lot candle unattended. This is a very serious and dangerous situation. Leaving a lot candle unattended can increase your chances of a fire starting and growing beyond your control to extinguish. Make sure to extinguish your candle before leaving it unattended 
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Candles can also pose a fire or burn risk. Whether or not you choose to burn candles, you shouldn't leave children or pets alone in an area with a lit candle. Curious Children and/or pets can get burned by candles if they're not placed out of reach of them. Flameless candles can be a safer alternative. We always want to keep our children and pets save.
Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
It is very important to keep a burning candle in a safe place clear of any other items. This helps prevent fires from being started. 
Remove all packaging before burning.
Be sure to remove all packaging from your candle before burning. Leave no ribbons, plastic, or paper wrapping on the candle to avoid a potential fire.
Place on temperature safe surface to avoid heat damage.
Once you light your candle, place it where it won't cause damages to other things due to the heat or temperature of melted wax. Some times candles can get too hot and leave a heat stain on the surface. 
Keep away from drafts
It is so important to make sure your candle isn't in the direct path of wind, hard breezes, or drafts while burning. The wind or air might blow into a bigger flame.
More important Candle Care information
Sometimes candles may burn improperly which may be a result of an issue with the wick. These candles are called tunneled candles. Don't worry they can be fixed and burn as they should. Here you will find extra candle Care details for candles that are not burning properly. 
Another major important factor is knowing what to do if your candle ever catches on fire or combust. We will explain how to extinguish your candle if flames are out of control causing a fire or you candle has combusted 
How to fix a candle wick
How To Fix a Candle Wick that is Buried or Too Short is, you would use a long wand candle lighter or an extra long match and hold the flame directly on top of the wick for up to 30 seconds to melt some of the surrounding wax.Try holding the candle upside down as you light it.
How to fix a tunneled candle 
You can fix a tunneled candle by wrapping a piece of aluminum foil around the edges and simply letting it burn. Make sure the foil hangs over the built-up wax areas, but leave an opening in the center so the wick can still burn properly. After a couple of hours, the wax should melt and even out the surface.
What causes candles to catch fire
Candle fires start when a candle burns too close to flammable objects such as curtains, wood furniture, or clothing. The heat from the flame melts the wick, which then drips wax onto the surface below. When the wax touches the object, the temperature rises and the wax ignites.
Candles produce light by releasing heat and all the turn on the candle, produces come from a chemical reaction known as combustion in which wax reacts with oxygen in the air to produce carbon dioxide.
What makes a candle Explode
Since the hotter area of the candle is generally the center and the wax pool becomes a little cooler as it spreads out to the edge, the hot splattering water/wax, and fire combination reaches out towards the glass container causing the candle to break or “explode.”
How to extinguish a Candle 
  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.
  • Never use water to extinguish a candle. Water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might break a glass container. You can use a flat piece of metal (like the bottom of a pot or pan) to cover the top of the candle. This will cause the fire to go out. Or you candle use baking soda. By pouring baking soda on the flame, you will be able to extinguish the fire.
  • Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
  • Don’t touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.
  • Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use
Summary of Candle Care
    Before Lighting:
    • Before burning, always trim the wick to ¼ inch. You can use a wick trimmer, nail clippers, or scissors. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring.
    • Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
    • Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. It should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
     Burn candles in a well-ventilated room:
    •  Avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping.
    • Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on burn time and proper use. In general, it is recommended that candles do not burn for longer than four hours and cool for at least two hours before relighting.
    • When lighting a candle, use long matches or a long-reach lighter. Keep your hair and loose clothing away from the flame.
    While Burning:
    • Never leave a candle unattended.
    • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
    • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
    • Never touch or move a candle while it is burning or while the wax is liquefied.
    • Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch remains in the container or 2 inches if using a pillar candle.
    • Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This is to make sure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts that will cause the candles to burn improperly.
    • Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts before re-lighting.
    • Never use a candle as a night light or while you may fall asleep.
    • Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure. Never use a candle during a power outage to look for things in a closet, or when fueling equipment – such as a lantern or kerosene heater.
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