Candle Burning Directions and Warnings

Candle Burning Directions and Warnings:
Directions:
1. Before lighting the candle, trim the wick to about 1/4 inch to ensure a clean, smoke-free burn. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning and dripping.
2. Place the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface away from drafts, vents, and any flammable materials.
3. When lighting the candle for the first time, allow it to burn until the wax pool reaches the edges of the container. This helps prevent tunneling and ensures an even burn.
4. Avoid burning the candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Extinguish the flame, let it cool, trim the wick, and then you can relight it if desired.
5. Always keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches, and debris at all times.
Warnings:
1. Never leave a burning candle unattended. Always extinguish candles before leaving a room or going to sleep.
2. Keep candles out of reach of children and pets. Candles should be burned in a place where they cannot be knocked over.
3. Do not touch or move a candle while it is burning or while the wax is liquefied. Wait for the wax to harden and cool before handling.
4. Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans, and air currents to prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping.
5. Do not burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch of wax remains in a container candle and 2 inches for a pillar candle.
6. Always use a candle holder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
7. Be mindful of the surface beneath the candle. Heat from the bottom of the candle can cause damage to some surfaces. Use a protective barrier or trivet if necessary.
8. If a candle continues to smoke, flicker, or the flame becomes too high, extinguish it. Trim the wick and check for drafts before re-lighting.
9. Never use a candle as a night light or while you may fall asleep.
10. Be aware that the container may become hot. Handle with care and wait for it to cool before moving.
Always read and follow the manufacturer's specific instructions and safety guidelines, as they may vary from candle to candle. Proper candle care and maintenance will help you get the most out of your candles and ensure a safer experience.