Candle Care & Safety

Here are some simple rules and tips to keep you safe and make your candle last!


  • Always be sure to trim the wick to 1/4” before every burn including the first burn. We recommend trimming our candles between 1/8” and 1/4”. This will help prevent the flame from getting too large and cut down on excess soot and black smoke. This will also help extend the life of your candle. Wicks can be trimmed using a scissor or breaking off the burnt top with your fingers. We recommend using a wick trimmer which is designed to fit down inside the container and collect trimmings.
  • Keep candles away from drafts and vents. This will not only help prevent uneven burning and sooting, but will also make your candle last longer.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended and do not burn for more than 3-4 hours. We recommend burning at least 2 hours or until the candle has reached a full melt pool. This happens when the melted wax reaches the edge of the container. Extinguishing the candle too soon will cause the candle to tunnel.
  • Always burn the candle on a level heat-resistant surface.
  • A burning candle should never be used as a nightlight. Always extinguish your candle before going to sleep.
  • Extinguish your candle if the flame becomes too large. Let the candle cool completely and then trim the wick before re-lighting.
  • Please do not pick up your candle while burning or immediately after you extinguish it. The jar is very hot, wait for the candle to completely cool before handling it.
  • Use a wick dipper to extinguish your candle. Trust me on this one! I have always been one to just blow out a candle, but I hated the nasty smoke that would fill the room and terrible smell it would leave behind. It wasn't until I really started researching candles and creating my business when I discovered a wick dipper and what it was really for. Extinguishing candles with this tool eliminates the smoke that we all hate when we blow out our candle. Check them out here for more details.
  • Never use water to extinguish a candle. This can cause the hot wax to splatter and could break your jar.