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Candle Safety & Helpful Hints
Please take the time to read and understand the following safety information.
General Safety for any candle-
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Never put any scented item on furniture or other unprotected surfaces. This includes all candles, tarts, soaps, air fresheners, etc. The fragrance oil used in making all of the above will damage most surfaces and stain fabric as well.
Keep burning candles away from children and pets.
Do not place near flammable objects such as curtains, walls, etc.
Place on a protected, heat resistant, level surface. The bottom of a hot jar or container will damage furniture.
Keep candle free of wick trimmings, matches, or other foreign matter that could be a fire hazard.
Avoid burning in drafts.
Avoid walking with lit candles.
Keep wicks centered in candle.
Keep wicks trimmed to 1/4 inch at all times to avoid carbon build up on the wick (mushrooming), dark smoking, and soot in the air and on walls or furniture. I usually trim my wicks every 3-4 hours. Discard the wick trimmings as they could become a fire hazard if left floating in the candle wax.
Allow candle to cool before trimming wick or relighting.
To avoid glass containers shattering: Do not burn a candle in a container that is chipped or cracked. Do not allow candle to burn completely down to the bottom of container, stop about 1/2 inch short. Do not allow flame to touch sides of container. Discard candle when completely cool.
Containers may become very hot, handle with care!
Allow candle to cool before replacing lid on jar.
Container candles & votive containers should be set in a wire holder, a trivet, or on a heat resistant surface to protect surfaces from heat. Hot candle jars can damage furniture. (I use a plate or pot holder to place my candle jar on)
All candles, especially highly scented ones, will produce some smoke and soot, but proper burning (keeping wick trimmed and avoiding drafts, etc.) will help eliminate this problem.
Always remove the bakery packaging material and any decorations/ribbons from the bakery candle. Do not burn them in their bakery boxes.
Trim the decorative (curly wicks) to 1/4" before lighting.
Always burn bakery candles on a protected (heat resistant) surface.
Burn candles on a suitable candle plate, as most bakery candles will drip hot wax.
Did you know that candles have a memory?
Use toenail clippers to trim wicks in jars in which scissors won't fit.
Candles will fade if left in direct sunlight or spotlights for extended periods of time.
Candles (generally tapers or pillars) refrigerated before using will burn more slowly and evenly. Wrap in foil or plastic before refrigeration to prevent wicks from absorbing moisture.
To extinguish a candle, use a candle snuffer, or dip the wick in it's own wax with a metal fork or tweezers and then straighten back up. This will prevent smoking and hot wax from splattering on furniture.
If a wick becomes too short to light, carve away enough wax to expose the fresh wick, then trim 1/4 inch off the top of the candle and burn the candle to reform its appearance.
If wick moves off center, use a wick dipper or
If there is a draft, rotating the candle can help.
To remove wax from washable fabrics, scrape off excess wax and run boiling water through the material.
If soot builds up inside the container, clean with a paper towel & Windex. Wipe over the cleaned area with water dampened paper towel afterward. Allow the container to dry thoroughly before relighting. Baby wipes work as well!
By placing an order with Pixiedust Scentsations,you acknowledge that you have read and understand the safety cautions above.
We will not be responsible for any damage incurred by the inappropriate usage of our products.
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