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Helpful Tips and Candle Burning Tricks

he first rule is NEVER LEAVE A BURNING CANDLE unattended!
ot water and Dawn liquid dish detergent will remove wax from your favorite candle holders.
nsure that your candle fits firmly and securely in the holder.

andles, children and pets DO NOT mix; be careful!
lways remove the little aluminum wick tab from the bottom of a votive cup holder before placing a new votive in the cup.
ever place a candle in a draft or near a fan or air-conditioning as it will cause dripping and uneven burning.
on't burn a chipped or cracked jar candle.
et spilled wax solidify so when it hardens it can be removed in pieces by covering with paper towel and or a brown paper grocery bag and gently press out with a warm iron - the wax will melt and be absorbed into the paper. 
xtinguish a flame by holding your finger in front of the flame and blowing at the flame - this will prevent hot wax from splattering.
tore candles flat in a cool, dark and dry place and never expose to direct sunlight to avoiding fading and drooping.
rim candle wicks to inch before lighting any candle as this will prevent smoking.
t is important to keep all wick trimmings or ashes, match particles or any other debris away from the flame or pool of wax.
lean and polish solid candles with a nylon stocking.
eep votive wicks trimmed, centered and away from the votive cups.

And the answer to the most often asked question! Yes! A candle will burn more slowly and evenly if it s refrigerated before using. Wrap the candle in plastic or foil before refrigerating to prevent wicks from absorbing moisture.
  • The first time you light a pillar candle, burn it long enough to create a pool of wax across most of the diameter of the candle. The candle will last longer and burn more evenly.

  • Before a dinner or party, light and then extinguish the candles as they will light more quickly and easily when you are ready to use them.

  • Glass votive holders will clean easily if you add 1/8" water to cover the bottom of the holder before inserting the candle. Extinguish candles when they get within 2 inches of the holder or base decorations.

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