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Candle Care Series — safe 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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Colored Wax and Your Clothes

Tip #9: Fond of scented and colorful candles and melts? Here's a tip, when candles are lit and a pool of melted wax has formed, be careful about moving them. If at all possible, do not move the candle. If you have to move it, be careful. If you have to move a container or pillar candle, chances are the bottom part is the coolest part. Before taking the candle, place the back of your finger gently on the bottom of the candle to make sure that it is cool enough (or has not heated yet) to move.  When moving the candle from its original container, watch the melted pool of wax and take care not to spill it during...

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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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