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Helpful candle burning tips

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Helpful candle burning tips!

For the optimum candle burning experience:

Trim the wick to 1/4 inch before and after burning. You can use a wick trimmer or simply pinch the tip of the wick with your fingers after it has cooled. You can use a small piece of paper or tissue to keep your fingers clean. 

Before you light your candle, make sure you have time to keep your candle burning at least long enough to melt the entire top of your candle. This is called a "melt pool" and is an essential step to the best candle burning experience. Candles have a "burn memory" and will burn just to the edge of the last melt pool. If you do not allow the candle to melt all the way to the wall of the container, you will force the wax to tunnel down the center and leave unburned wax on the sides of the container, shortening the life and use of your candle. Burning your candle until the entire top is melted during each during each burn assures that your candle will burn evenly and completely.

Burn for 2-3 hours at a time, then extinguish the candle and trim the wick to 1/4 inch. It is best to use a candle snuffer rather than blowing the candle out to avoid splattering hot wax. Keeping the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch minimizes build up of wax and fragrance oils on the wick that may result in smoking, and prolongs the life of your candle, allowing you to get the maximum hours of burning time. 

Do not leave a burning candle unattended. Respect the fire. 

Do not burn near flammable items such as curtains, blankets, books, or papers.  Respect the fire.

Do not leave a candle burning at night while you are sleeping. Candles are beautiful and create a unique and lovely light and ambiance, but leaving a candle unattended is a fire risk. Your life is irreplaceable. Respect the fire. 

Place candles on a heat safe surface, such as a coaster or trivet.

Keep a burning candle out of the reach of children and pets. 

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