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Candle Care Series — candle love RSS





Surface for Candles

Tip #11: Candles should be placed on a solid surface, preferably metal, glass, or wood. Avoid plastic surfaces or paper-based surfaces as they are flammable. Glass and metals have higher melting point making them safer surfaces for candles. Also avoid placing candles on wire racks since they can fall off balance and create a fire hazard. Use candle holders or coasters whenever possible.

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Ventilation in the Room

Tip #10: When lighting a scented candle in an enclosed area, make sure that there is enough ventilation. Some candles have what they call a strong "hot throw", the amount of fragrance the candle gives off when lit. Candles with strong throws are usually pleasant until someone is allergic or is sensitive to the smell. In which case, you have to ensure that the smell can easily dissipate from the room. In well ventilated rooms, the smell usually goes away once the candle is snuffed. If not, here are a few suggestions: Snuff the candle, taking care to avoid inhaling the fumes. Use a small fan to blow the fragrance away from the area. Do not move candle if there...

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Candle Storage Temperature

Tip #7: Love candles? We do too. Buy more than one at a time? Us too!!! When you love candles as much as we do, you will want to make sure you store them correctly until you use them. If the candles are made of 100% soy wax, chances are the candle will be sensitive to high temperature and the candle will start to "sweat". If you notice little globules starting to form, that's ok. The candle is fine, the wax just has a lower melting temperature. Our recommendation: Keep candles in a cool and dry place and make sure that candles are segregated from anything flammable.

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Handle With Care

Tip #5: Avoid touching container once lit. It's ok to move the jars / containers that the candles are in right after you light it, but once it's lit for more than a few minutes, the jar / container starts to get really warm. And we mean, really, really warm. Start with touching the bottom of the container because chances are the wax at the bottom of the container have not melted yet and is cooler to the touch, unless your candle is almost out, in which case you should replace it with a new one.

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