CANDLE SAFETY & BURNING TIPS
WOODEN WICK CANDLE-BURNING TIPS
Wooden wicks to need a little attention and tending to before each burn, similar to cotton wicks. Be sure to gently click off the ash or burnt wood along the top edge of the wick with our Gold Wick Trimmers and then light as usual.
• Make sure your wick is always trimmed to between 1/8” – 3/16” before lighting. If the wick is too long, the wax will not pull up the wick and the wick will extinguish.
• If when burning the candle for a long period of time you notice the flame height getting too low, it may be necessary to tap off any excess ash or burnt wood along the top of the wick. The flame will then return to its proper optimal height.
• Be very careful not to let any debris from the wick into the candle
• Extinguish candle when ½” of wax is remaining
• Do not burn candle more than 4 hours at one time
• Follow all Candle Safety Guidelines
• Never leave a burning candle unattended.
• Extinguish all candles when you leave a room or before going to sleep.
• Trim wick to 1/4 inch before lighting
• Trim the wick to one-quarter inch each time the candle is lit. This helps prevent the flame from getting too large.
• Follow the 2 foot rule - don't place a burning candle near clothing, books, curtains or anything flammable.
• Keep lit candles away from drafts, ceiling fans and any air currents.
• Place candle holders on a stable, heat-resistant surface that is sturdy and large enough to catch any melted wax.
• Extinguish a candle if the flame gets too close to the candle holder or container.
• Place burning candles at least 3 inches apart from one another.
• A burning candle should not be used as a nightlight.
• A candle should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.
• Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch of wax remains in the container.