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Candle Care

Did you know that the first burn of your new candle is the most important burn?

When you light your candle for the first time, it is very important to allow approximately one hour of burn time per inch of candle diameter, or until your candle has a complete melt pool, before extinguishing. A melt pool is when your candle melts from edge to edge of the candle container, this will prevent your candle from tunneling. Your candle should obtain a full melt pool every time it is burned.

Did you know that candles should not be burned for more than four hours at a time?

It's recommended that after burning for four hours, candles be extinguished, allowed to cool to room temperature, and wicks trimmed before relighting. Keep the wick(s) trimmed to 1/4 inch. Use a wick trimmer, scissors or even your fingers to trim. Keeping your candle wicks trimmed, will make your candle safer to burn and prolong your candles life.

Did you know that you should discontinue use of a candle when 1/2 inch of wax remains at the bottom of the jar?

Discontinuing the usage of candles that has 1/2 inch of wax left will prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface or container itself. The glass can get hot on the bottom as the flame nears the base of the jar and most of the wax has been consumed. 

Did you know Allure Candle Co. candle containers are reusable?

After the candle has cooled long enough to touch, pour remaining liquid wax into a safe, disposable container and simply wash with warm soapy water! Reuse the jars to hold items such as makeup brushes, plants, paper clips...the possibilities are endless.

Just a few more candle care reminders...

Candles are sensitive to both temperature and light, so please be careful when storing candles for an extended period of time. If you store your candle, be sure it is in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or intense light. Keeping it in a dark place like a cupboard will protect it from discoloration.

Candles can be sensitive to extreme cold and heat, it’s best to store them between 50ºF and 75ºF. And be sure not to leave candles in your car for an extended period of time (particularly on hot days) as they will melt and/or discolor. Extreme cold causes cracking and separation, so it’s best to follow temperature guidelines. After long exposure to the cold, you should allow the candle to return to room temperature before burning it to minimize potential damage.

Always burn your candles on a heat resistant surface.

Always burn candles away from drafts, other heat sources, and anything flammable.

Make sure burning candles are out of reach of children and pets.

Never leave a burning candle unattended.

Be sure to extinguish the candle before trimming wicks or moving.

Don’t touch candle while burning, the glass will be hot!

When burned properly, you will be able to enjoy a long-lasting, clean burning, fragrant candle.