Candle Burning Instructions
The environment in which a candle is burned and how the candle is maintained are the most significant factors in how it will perform. Following the instructions and tips listed below will help ensure optimal results when burning your HomeWorx candles.
- Burn candles in a well-ventilated room.
- Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
- Burn candles away from drafts, vents, fans or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, smoking or sooting.
- Center and straighten the wick after putting out your candle. A wick that has migrated to the edge of the candle glass will cause the candle to tunnel and may cause the glass to crack and break if it burns near or against the wall of the candle. Use a candle wick snuffer or tweezers to gently straighten and guide the wick back to the candle’s center while the wax is still melted.
- For the initial burn, simply allow the lighted flame to burn the excess wick to the perfect height. Our self-trimming wicks guarantee an even burn each time. No need to trim the wicks, unless it is a personal preference.
- Before re-lighting a candle, let the candle cool completely (a candle generally takes approximately two hours to cool).
- Before re-lighting a candle, take a tissue and clean off the end of the previously burned wick. This will prevent the wicks from popping and causing debris in the wax.
- Burn regular sized candles for 3-4 hours at a time. Small votives should only be burned for 2 hours at a time. Burning for shorter periods of time can cause the candle to “tunnel” burn (leaving excessive wax remaining on the container’s sides). Burning for longer periods of time than recommended can create soot on the glass or cause the glass to become extremely hot.
- Burn candles in an ambient of 65 – 75 degrees F. Colder or warmer environments will significantly affect the candle’s burn performance.
- When burning multiple candles, place the candles at least 8 inches apart. This ensures that the candles do not affect each other’s burn performance with the heat they generate.
- If a candle is burning unevenly and the wick is centered, it is in a draft. Rotate the candle 90 degrees periodically to keep it burning uniformly or move it to another location.
- When you're finished burning your candle, make sure you extinguish the wicks with our metal or glass lids. This leaves the wax clean & even, ready for the next burn.
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