Candle Burning Tips

  • Don't burn candles in a draft. If the wick is flickering and being blown towards one side of the candle, the draft is too strong. Either move the candle to a less drafty location, or extinguish the flame altogether.
  • Center the wick each time you extinguish the flame. Candles always burn better when the wick is directly in the center. But wicks tend to get off-center a lot of times. so just use a pencil or something to push the wick back to the center after the candles flame has been put out.
  • Trim the wick before each lighting. Wicks that are too long can cause a candle to smoke or burn too quickly.
  • Keep burning candles out of reach of children and pets. Cat owners need to be extra cautious since cats can jump up onto tables and shelves.
  • Always burn your candles on a heat resistant surface.
  • Don't burn candles on a bookshelf if there's a shelf above the candle. You'd be surprised how many people don't consider this when placing candles throughout their house.
  • Don't burn candles next to curtains or wall coverings that may catch on fire.