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Candle Safety + Wax 101

Always keep a burning candle within sight.

Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing.

Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.

Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.

Trim candlewicks to ¼ inch each time before burning.

Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning and dripping.

Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use.

The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.

Be sure the candle-holder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface.

This can help prevent heat damage to underlying surfaces and prevent glass containers from breaking.

Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.

Always read and follow the manufacturer’s use and safety instructions carefully. Don’t burn a candle longer than the manufacturer recommends.

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 blow nearby lightweight items into the flame where they could catch fire.

Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room.

Don’t burn too many candles in a small room or in a “tight” home where air exchange is limited.

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 ½ inch if in a container.

Never touch or move a burning candle or container candle when the wax is liquid.

Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder.

It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.

Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another.

This helps ensure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts to cause improper burning.

Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle.

It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax splatters.

Never extinguish candles with water.

The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.

Be very careful if using candles during a power outage.

Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure.

Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers or the flame becomes too high.  

The candle isn’t burning properly. Cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before relighting.

Never use a candle as a night light.

For more information on candle safety please see http://candles.org/

Coconut Wax 101

Coconut wax comes from the process of collecting coconuts and cold pressing the oil from the meat of the coconut. A cleaning and filtering process creates a creamy bright white wax. Unlike Paraffin Waxes which is a byproduct of petroleum production. Why would you want to burn fossil fuels inside your home?

Why don’t we use Soy Wax like all the other companies?

While Soy wax does burn clean and slowly it has trouble throwing a fragrance. It also has a much smaller fragrance load capability when compared to coconut wax or even paraffin. Therefore Soy wax candles tend to have a weaker smell. Soy is also more temperamental in that it can have unsightly holes or pockets in the wax. Soy wax is a byproduct of the massive soybean industry. Therefore, it is very inexpensive to produce.

Why do we use Coconut Wax?

Coconut wax offers an exceptionally clean burn at a very slow rate, and it throws scent extremely well as it has a much higher fragrance load capability. Most of the candle industry has overlooked coconut wax as it has a higher overall cost per pound. We think the benefits outweigh the cost!