Best Candle Practices

We strongly believe that taking care of your candle and using caution while enjoying your candle will make for a better candle experience. Since candles contain a small flame we strongly encourage our customers to learn best candle practices while enjoying a candle.

Before Burning

  • Trim the candle wick to 1/4" before every lighting. This could help prevent carbon build up and could help tame the candle flame. When a wick does not get trimmed, the flame can get large, black smoke could form and stain a candle container. To view our favorite wick trimmer- click here.
  • Keep the candle wick clean. Be sure to remove your wick trimmings from your candle in order to discourage large flames from occurring.
  • Place your candle on a level and heat resistant surface. If a candle is placed on a surface that produces heat or is near an object that produces heat, the candle container could break. Because two heat sources do not pair well, please be careful while choosing a location for a candle.
  • Avoid drafts while choosing a location for a candle. Since a candle contains a flame, this will help prevent the flame from flickering and could help prevent from uneven burn or sooting.


  • Burn in sight ALWAYS. Never leave a candle unattended ever. Extinguish the candle before leaving.
  • Keep away from flammable objects. Do not place a candle near anything that could catch fire.
  • Keep away and out of reach from children and pets. Do not place a candle in a location that can be easily accessible to children or pets.
  • Only burn a candle for 4 hours at a time. This will help with longevity but also help prevent your candle container from breaking.
  • Never touch or move a burning candle. The small flame of a candle will make the container hot to touch.
  • When burning multiple candles at one time, make sure to place each candle at least three inches apart from one another. 
  • Stop lighting a candle when 1/2" of unmelted wax remains in the container. When there is not much wax left, the wick has nothing to be fueled by and heat could get trapped resulting in a broken candle container. To learn how to remove leftover wax- click here.

After Burning

  • After extinguishing a candle, make sure the wick has no "glowing" parts before you leave the candle unattended. The "glowing" parts could reignite your wick.
  • Do not touch or move a candle after extinguishing. The container will still be hot and the wax will be liquified.
  • Let your candle cool for about 2 hours before relighting. Be sure to trim your wick again to 1/4" before lighting.

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