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Guidelines and tips for CANDLE USE

Keep out of the reach of children and away from pets.  Burn all candles in a proper receptacle on a heat resistant surface.  Remove all packaging before burning.  NEVER leave a lit candle unattended.  Burn candles on a level surface and in a draft free environment.  Always carefully trim wick to 1/8 to 1/4 inch (unless noted otherwise) before lighting the candle.  If the candle smokes, extinguish the flame and trim the wick.  Keep the wick trimmings out of the wax pool and keep the wick centered.  If the flame grows too small during burning, extinguish the candle and carefully pour off some of the pooled wax.  To extinguish a candle with the minimum of smoking, use a wick dipper to dip the wick into the wax pool and then straighten the wick.  Not only does this extinguish the wick, it also coats it, which will make it easier to light the next time.  Keep candles out of direct sunlight - most do not have UV inhibitors so the colors will fade in strong light.  Store candles in a cool, dark and dry place.  It is not recommended that they be stored in the refrigerator as the wicks will absorb moisture. 

Votive candles

Always use an appropriate holder appoximately the size of the candle.  DO NOT burn a votive candle free standing.  Votives are formulated to melt and create a wax pool from side to side.  The warm wax is what "throws" the scent.  Wicks must be kept centered in the container.  Glass containers especially may crack if the flame is allowed to come in contact with the surface.  A 2oz votive burns approximately 15 hours under favorable circumstances but should not be allowed to burn more than 3 hours at any one time.  Extinguish before all wax has been consumed. 

TeaLight candles

Trim wicks no shorter than 1/4 inch.   Place in an appropriate holder.  A TeaLight will burn approximately 6 hours under favorable conditions.  Extinguish before all wax is consumed.

Pillar candles --

For the initial burn, clip the wick, light and let the pillar burn until the wax pool almost reaches the edge of the candle.  Extinguish the pillar and let the wax cool and harden.  This helps to "set the burn" of the candle  for future use.  If the pillar drips while lit, extinguish the flame, center the wick and let the wax harden before relighting.   You should limit the burn time for a pillar to an hour for each inch in diameter - for example, a standard 3 inch diameter pillar should only be allowed to burn for 3 hours at a time.  Burn times will vary depending on the size of the pillar but can range from 30 hours to over 100 under favorable conditions.

Jar & Container  candles

Handle Jar and Container candles with care as they can get very hot.  Make sure they sit on a heat resistant surface.  Container candle wax is  formulated to melt and create a wax pool from side to side.  The warm wax is what "throws" the scent.  Wicks must be kept centered in the container.  Glass containers especially may crack if the flame is allowed to come in contact with the surface.  Discontinue burning when 1/2 inch of wax remains.  Always extinguish the flame before replacing  a lid.   To prevent a wax build up on the sides of the candle, it should be burned for a minimum of 1 hour for each inch of the diameter of the container.  Burn times will vary depending on the size of the jar or container candle but can range from 25 to over 100 hours under favorable conditions.


REMEMBER -- You are playing with fire --- use CAUTION and Common Sense.


Hawkwing Designs Distributor of LuminesScents Candles,

P.O. Box 537 Nassau, New York 12123

E-mail:

Candles@luminesscentscandles.com

Member of the International Guild of Candle Artisans  (IGCA)

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