Candle Care & Safety
All of our candles feature stickers with safety information with regards to burning safety advice.
They also contain safety information regarding ingredients to comply with June 2015 Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) legislation. This information includes precautions for the unlikely event that wax comes into contact with skin, eyes etc as well as listing any skin sensitizing ingredients.
For safe burning, most precautions are common sense! But nonetheless, we've summarised here some basic safety information as well as other tips for getting the most out of your scented candles.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Keep candles away from children and pets.
- Do not burn candles near curtains or other items that may catch alight.
- Trim the wick before each lighting to 5mm. Do not allow any wick, debris or matches to collect in the candle/wax pool as this presents a fire risk.
- On each burning, burn for at least 2-3 hours or until the wax has melted a good way across the diameter of the candle. To minimise smoking/sooting, our candles are designed to not melt all the way across on the first few burns, but they will melt more completely when the candle has burnt down further within the container. We use a low-melting point wax and it will melt down as the flame progresses further down into the container.
- The container will get EXTREMELY hot when the candle is burning. Take care and only move the candle once you've extinguished it and it has cooled down.
- Ensure candles are placed on a heatproof surface.
- As with all glass container candles, we recommend that you leave 5mm or so of wax unburnt at the bottom of the jar.
- As with all glass container candles, it is not recommended that they are burnt for more than 4 hours at a time.
- If the flame appears high, smokes, or deposits form on the end of the wick ("mushrooming") then this may mean the wick is too long. Extinguish the candle and allow to cool and the wax pool to re-solidify before trimming the wick, before relighting. Allowing the wax pool to re-solidy before trimming the wick prevents the risk of trimmed wick or other debris falling into the wax pool.