Candle Care

1. Allow the wax to pool

Light the wooden wick at one end and allow the flame to flow naturally across the wick. Make sure that the top surface of the wax melts all the way to the edge of the candle before extinguishing the flame — this may take between 30 and 60 minutes after lighting. A full pool of melted wax will keep the candle from tunneling, or leaving wax on the sides of the vessel.

Your flame height may vary, and may occasionally even appear to self-extinguish. Even a low flame will continue to heat, and the flame height should return shortly. Your SIR + SIR candle performs best when kept lit for 3 to 4 hours.

2. Safe burning tips

Keep your burning candle in sight and away from drafts. Always place it on a flat, heat-resistant surface when lit. Keep the candle away from children, pets, materials that can catch fire, and other heat sources.

Never move your candle while it is burning or still hot. Only move it once the flame is extinguished and the wax has cooled. Pouring or removing liquid wax from the vessel may cause the wick to extinguish and affect the future burn quality of the candle.

3. Wick care and treatment

If your candle flame grows to over 1 inch high or the candle begins to smoke, then carefully extinguish the candle, allow the wick and wax to cool, and trim the wick to 1/4 inch. Remove and discard all wick trimmings before relighting the candle.

4. When to stop burning the candle

When there is approximately 1/4 inch of wax remaining at the bottom of the vessel, extinguish the wick and recycle the vessel according to your local recycling center instructions.

 

TOP CANDLE SAFETY TIPS
  1. Always keep a burning candle within sight
  2. Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire
  3. Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets
  4. Always use a candleholder or vessel specifically designed for the heat of candle use
  5. Always burn candles on a stable, heat-resistant surface
  6. Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris
  7. Always read and follow the manufacturer’s use and safety instructions carefully.
  8. Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents
  9. Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room
  10. Do not burn a candle all the way down ( 1/4 for containers)
  11. Never touch or move a burning candle.
  12. Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another.
  13. Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle.
  14. Never extinguish candles with water - oil and water DON’T mix!
  15. Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes or the flame becomes too high
  16. Be very careful if using candles during a power outage
  17. Never use a candle as a night light
  18. Never burn a candle longer than 4 hours
  19. Do not leave burning candles unattended