Candle Care Guide

Candles Care Guide

At Home Store + More, we want you to experience the maximum enjoyment and pleasure from our candles, it's very important that you burn candles responsibly to ensure their safe use.

Looking after your candles:

Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep.

Keep candles out of reach of children and pets. Don't place lighted candles where they might be knocked over by children or pets.

Place burning candles at least 10cms apart. This ensures they won't melt one another, or create drafts that can cause the candles to flare, or the glass to crack.

Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Place candles away from drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc. Candles should be burned away from other sources of heat such as television sets and direct sunlight.

Trim candlewicks to 1/2" each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping and/or excessive smoking.

Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain drips or melted wax. Be sure the candleholder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This will also help prevent possible heat damage to underlying surfaces and prevent glass containers from cracking or breaking.

Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times - debris in wax can cause excessive flames and/or smoke.

Always read and follow the manufacturers use and safety instructions carefully. Don't burn a candle longer than the manufacturer recommends - no candle should be burned for longer than 4 hours max.

Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting. Drafts can also low lightweight curtains or papers into the flame where they could catch fire.

Don't burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax remains or 1./2 inch if in a container. - burning a candle all the way down may cause the glass to crack.

Extinguish a candle if it flickers repeatedly, smokes, or the flame becomes too high. The candle isn't burning properly. Let it cool, trim the wick, check for drafts and then re-light. Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle. It's the safest way to prevent hot wax splatters.