Candles are beautiful and promote feelings of greater well-being. Nevertheless, we can´t forget they are an open flame and they should be used with caution and care! To avoid any accident and injury, as well as to take the best advantage of your candle, remember:
You must trim the cotton wicks to 0,7cm (¼ inch), and wooden wick to 0,3 cm (1/8 inch) each time the candle is to be relit, to control the flame height, reduce soot and assure best flame performance.
Failure to properly trim your wick may result in damage done to glass jars or labels. We are not responsible for these damages.
If a candle is repeatedly smoking, flickering, or if the flame becomes too high or too close to the container, the candle isn't burning properly. EXTIGUISH THE CANDLE, align the wick in the centre of the candle, let it cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before relighting.
Because of your familiarity with candles, you might perceive instructions and cautions from candle manufacturers to be superfluous or elementary. The instructions provided, however, are there to inform you of general handling practices as well as of any special requirements of the candles that you buy. Maintaining a high level of awareness regarding your use of candles will help you safely enjoy them while minimizing the chance of injury or property loss.How to Burn a Candle with a Wooden Wick
Wooden Wicks do need a little attention and tending to before each burn.Is there a difference in burning a candle with a wooden wick vs. a candle with a cotton wick?
The answer is yes and no…
The basics of lighting and enjoying are simple and similar enough, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Most information that you’ll find suggests keeping a cotton wick trimmed to ¼”, and it is important to trim a wooden wick to 1/8” – 3/16”, and not any longer. If the wick is too long, the wax will not pull up the wick, and the flame will dim or even extinguish.
Wooden wicks don’t “mushroom” or “bloom” – basically, that means that they don’t create a black ball on the top of the wick that is asking for trimming. Nevertheless, while they don’t get the carbon build-up that needs to be trimmed off of cotton wicks, they will develop a slight amount of ash at the tip of the wick. The ash can be easily broken off when cool before relighting or cut using a wick trimmer.
Sometimes, if there is too much ash build-up, you will notice the flame getting smaller, but once you remove it, the flame comes right back to life. Just be careful not to leave any debris in your candle and follow all of the standard candle burning safety guidelines. Happy burning!
If when burning the candle for a long period of time you notice the flame height getting too high, too low or extinguished, blow out the candle, allow the wick and wax to cool, and trim the wick. The flame will then return to its proper optimal height.
For more Candle Safety Rules please visit the NCA’s Candle Safety Page at: http://candles.org/fire-safety-candles/candle-safety-rules/
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