Candle Burning Tips
Properly Burning your candle is essential. We design these candles with safety in mind and put a warning as well as instructions on the base of every Diamond Candle.
Here are a few tips to ensure the safety of your family and home:
- NEVER leave a candle unattended. This is not specific to Diamond Candles candles. Your home and your family is number one. If you leave, be sure you put your candles out first!
- Do not leave your candle within reach of pets or children. With scented candles pets can become curious and want to eat it, if they get close they may knock over the candle which is not only a disaster for your upholstery but has the potential of catching anything it falls into on fire. Along the same lines, children are curious and for their safety and your own please keep it out of their reach.
- Do not burn your candle next to or on something that can easily catch fire. Do not place your candle on a cardboard box, do not burn your candle with paper leaning on the side, so not burn your candle next to the wall or near drapes/curtains. It is best to burn your candle on a flat surface that has at least several inches between your candle and any other item.
- Do not burn a candle that has been cracked or broken.
- Keep the candle free of any debris. This means keep those used matches and wick trimming out of the candle. They can catch on fire and cause an unsafe burn.
- Never burn a candle for longer than 4 hours. After 4 hours you should extinguish the flame and allow the wax to settle before trimming the wick and re-lighting. If you burn a candle for longer than 4 hours the wick will continue getting longer and burn with an unsafe flame length that could cause blackening on the jar and overheating issues.
- Always burn your candle on a candle holder or plate. Candle jars can get hot. A hot jar on a counter or surface can leave a mark. Be sure to have something between your candle and the counter it is sitting on.
- Do not pick up a jar after a recent burn. You should allow it to cool for a few minutes before moving it as the jar may be hot.
- Do not burn a candle lower than 1/4 inch from the bottom.
These are just a few safety tips that help maintain a safe environment for your candle burning needs.
Remember these other useful tips for caring for your candle:
- You should burn your candle for a minimum of one hour each burn. Constant "short burns" could cause tunneling.
- You should keep your wick trimmed to about 1/4 inch above the wax level. Trim after each use.
- You should not extinguish the flame with the lid or water.
- You should stop use when the wax level reaches about 1/4 inch.
Burning that last bit of wax is not safe, there is nothing to contain the heat and the jar will get very hot very fast.