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Helpful Hints-CANDLE BURNING INSTRUCTIONS

CANDLE BURNING INSTRUCTIONS

Candle Burning Instructions.

 

Texas Candle Making Supplies
2009



  • Always trim the candle’s wick to a height of 1/4" to 3/8” before each lighting.



  • To increase a candle’s total burn time, don’t burn it any longer than 3 to 4 hours at a time. Large diameter candles should be burned no longer than (two) 2 hours at a time. (This helps the side wax that’s intact, allowing the candle to glow from within).



  • Cooling candles in the refrigerator for a few minutes before lighting will extend the burn time, although be careful, excessive refrigeration can cause candles to crack.



  • The most common explanation for an unevenly burning candle is a draft. If you can’t move the candle out of the draft, periodically rotate it 90 degrees to keep the candle burning uniformly.



  • A container candle (jar candles, votives in holders etc.) should be burned for (one) 1 hour for each inch in its diameter. This allows the wax to pool to cover the entire surface of the candle and prolongs burning time.



  • Container candles should be placed on a pad or coaster to protect furniture from heat transferred from the container.



  • To prevent a votive candle from overheating-and to ease the removal of the spent candle from its container-add a teaspoon of water to the bottom of the votive cup.









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