Candle Care

Candle Care & Safety

How to get the best performance from your Candles

Candle Care

By following a few candle burning tips & safety suggestions, you will get a much better performance from your candles.

Trim the Wick

Trim the wick each time before burning to 1/4″.  When you trim the wick, you are trimming the size of the flame.  The larger the flame, the more wax it consumes to keep burning. By trimming the wick you are making your candle last longer. It will also help eliminate the accumulation of black soot on the side of the jar.  You can use wick trimmers, scissors, or nail clippers to trim your wicks.

Your wax has memory

When you burn your candle, especially the first time, allow enough time for the melted wax pool to reach the edges of the jar.  (For a 2-3″ diameter jar, that should take 2-3 hours).  Burning this way will teach your candle to burn properly for it’s lifetime. Not doing this could result in your candle burning down the center and wasting all that lovely scented wax.

Don’t power burn your candle

Don’t burn your candle more than 4 hours at a time. Extinguish before the melted wax pool is 1″ deep.  Burning the candle longer, will cause the cause the wax to get hotter, evaporating the fragrance too quickly and shortening the life of your candle.

For your safety!

  • NEVER leave a burning candle unattended
  • Keep our of reach of children & pets
  • Keep your candle away from items that might catch fire
  • Keep wax free of matches, wick trimmings and flammable material
  • Only burn a candle on a stable, heat resistant surface
  • DO NOT attempt to move a candle while it is burning, or the wax is hot
  • Keep your burning candle away from drafts
  • Do not extinguish a candle with the lid
  • IMPORTANT – to prevent damage, discontinue burning your candle when there is 1/2″ of wax left at the bottom of the jar.  Do not burn it all the down.  The glass can get hot as the flame gets near the bottom of the jar and cause heat damage to the jar or surface.

Failure to follow instructions could result in fire, injury, or smoke damage.  Calico Fields will not be held responsible for not following proper burning & candle safety guidelines.

Please burn candles responsibly!