Your Candle is Ready to Enjoy! The following information will enable you to maximize your candle enjoyment.
First time use: The first time you light your candle, let it burn long enough so that the whole top layer of wax becomes liquid. This is known as a “melt pool”. This could take several hours, usually 2 hours, depending on the size of the candle. Not doing this will cause the candle to burn unevenly and tunnel (when only the wax near the wick melts and leaves a ring of hard wax on the inside of the container).
Before Each Lighting
· After each use/burn, always remove the burnt part before each lighting.
· Avoid placing candles around drafts, vents, or air currents.
·Place candles on a stable, heat-resistant surface away from anything flammable.
· Never leave a burning candle unattended.
· Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room.
· Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
· Do not burn candles for more than 3 - 4 hours at a time.
· Use a candle extinguisher if possible, or gently blow the flame out.
· Never use water to extinguish a candle!
· Always make sure the candle is completely extinguished.
· Make sure wick embers are no longer glowing before leaving room.
· Don’t touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.
Candle smell: We all have a different sense of smell – what is strong to me – may not be strong to you and vice versa. Fragrance oils will vary in strength. Price does not always indicate whether the fragrance oil is strong or not. Some fragrances are simply meant to be light even though they will produce a very nice scent throw.
Room size and Candle size: Be realistic about your expectations on how large of an area you want your candle to scent. What size is your candle? What size is the room you want to scent? For example, an 8-oz. scented candle will not scent a room that’s 20 x 20 feet!
There are many factors that affect burn time such as drafts, fragrance, wax type, height of the wick, etc. The following are approximate times.
Between 3 - 6 hours
6.5 oz: 30 - 45 hours
12.5 oz: 65 - 90 hours
10 oz: 70 - 75 hours
16 oz: 110 - 120 hours