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GENERAL CANDLE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WAX POOL FIRES
In the event of a ‘wax pool fire’, do not panic. The candle should not be moved or touched whilst on fire. Treat as for an oil or grease fire by starving the oxygen supply. Preferably use CO2 or powder extinguishers or a fire blanket. If these are not available a bucket of sand or if the fire is small, a packet of baking soda can be used. Do not use other kitchen ingredients such as flour because these are flammable. A fireproof container such as a steel pan can be placed over the burning candle if it completely seals off the air. Never throw water onto the fire, this will cause the ignited wax to spread. Never attempt to blow it out.
To avoid wax pool fires always follow the safety and care instructions for your candle.
How to Trim the wick of your Candle
Prior to lighting, always trim the wick to 6mm. Use only a dusk wick trimmer giving the wick a nice clean straight edge.
Remove any wick debris that may have fallen onto the candle surface.
Whilst your Candle is burning, ‘mushrooming’ at the end of the wick is normal. Wick ‘mushrooming’ must be removed by wick trimming prior to every burn and periodically during the burn if it becomes excessive. This ensures the cleanest burn possible.
If using a laser lighter unlock the safety switch and press the power button and ensure it does not touch the wax. Ensure you place safety switch to the off position after use.
Failure to trimming the wick can contribute to smoke emissions which may stain the surrounding area. Wick mushrooming is the major cause of wick debris falling into the wax pool and becoming a fire hazard as the candle burns down.
How to use a snuffer
This Classic Candle Snuffer is the essential candle accessory, specially designed to safely extinguish your candles while eliminating the risk of blowing or spilling wax on your furniture.
Simply hover the snuffer directly above the flame and wait until fully extinguished.,
Using a snuffer to extinguish your Candle can also help prevent wicks from drifting off centre to ensure your candles last longer.
Candle Memory & Burn times
To get the maximum burn time from your candles, in particular pillar and container candles, you need to set the candle memory.
To set the candle memory, burn the candle for one hour for every 2.5cm of its diameter the first time the candle is lit.
This will allow the pool of wax to extend to the outer rim. Each time the candle is lit after setting the memory, the candle will burn to this rim.
Never burn a candle for longer than three hours at a time. Over burning a candle can cause excessive heat build-up and excessive wick ‘mushrooming’.
Don’t burn candles completely. Discard when candle wax is 1cm from the bottom.
HOW TO USE CONTAINER CANDLES
Remove lid. Trim your wick. Place your candle in a safe area away from flammable materials, electronics and antique furniture. Light wick.
HOW TO USE TEALIGHT CANDLES
Tealight wicks do not require trimming. Place your tealight candle in a suitable Tealight Holder. Make sure the wick is vertical prior to lighting.
HOW TO USE PILLAR CANDLES IN PYRAMIDS
Make sure you are using the correct size candle for your pyramid. Candles should be a tight fit inside the holder. If candles are loose, melt a small amount of wax in the base of the holder before securing candle inside.
Light all wicks.
HOW TO STORE YOUR CANDLES
When not in use, store your candles by sealing with their lid or wrapping before placing them upright in a cool, dry location, away from direct sunlight, dust, and incandescent lights.