Safety & Burning
Before lighting, place it on a flat and stable surface that is not flammable. Avoid Drafts. Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep it away from children, pets, water, or things that can catch fire.
Once lit, melt the wax Fully Across, especially the first time. A full melt pool achieves maximum fragrance release. Avoid burning it for more than four hours.
Avoid Tunneling--a hole around the wick caused by burning it for short periods. Burn it long enough each time so that the entire top surface of wax is melted. How long that takes depends on the size of the candle.
Keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch. Use a wick trimmer so the trimmings do not fall into the wax. (We supply free ones on some purchases) Don’t touch the hot wax or container.
Don’t blow out the flame, snuff it out. A metal spoon works. Blowing it out spreads ashy debris into the candle’s melted wax and may cause smoke. A buildup of wick trimmings or thick dust in the wick pool can catch fire. Cover the candle when not in use (eliminates dust & debris) and let it cool before reusing.
Discard the candle when it is down to ½ inch of wax or if the container is damaged in any way. Do not reuse the container for refill and burning candles.
How to Store Your Candle Properly
The candle fragrance oils and wax we use in our candles are sensitive to both temperature and light, so please be careful when storing candles for an extended period of time. If you store your candle, be sure it is in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or intense light. Keeping your candle in a dark place will protect it from fading and from any discoloration, a box or cabinet would be a great place to store your candle.
Since our candles can be sensitive to extreme heat and cold temperatures, it’s best to store them between 50ºF and 85ºF. Be sure not to leave your Candleberry candles in your car for an extended period of time (particularly on hot days) as they may discolor or melt. Extreme cold causes cracking and separation, so it’s best to follow our temperature guidelines. After long exposure to the cold, you should allow the candle to return to room temperature for a minimum of 4 hours before burning it to minimize potential damage.