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Burning Your Soy Candle

•A lit soy candle should always be within your sight. Place on a protected, heat-resistant, dry surface, away from anything that   can catch fire, and out of reach of children and pets.

•Never leave a burning candle unattended.

•Never burn a soy candle on or near any object that could be reached by the flame.

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

•As your candle starts to burn down and melt make sure your wick stays centered and does not contact the side of the container to prevent the jar from possibly cracking.

•Read and follow all manufacturer instructions carefully.

•Trim the wick to 1/8 inch each time before burning to prevent smoking and carbon mushrooming.

•Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the container to keep the container from getting too hot.

•Always burn your soy candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface.

•Keep burning soy candles away from drafts and vents.


•Handle with care; glass containers are fragile. Do not use if the jar is cracked, chipped or scratched. Do not refill with wax.

•If smoking occurs, check for drafts or high traffic areas, which may cause flame to flicker and smoke. Also, be sure that the wick is no longer than 1/8". If it is, extinguish, trim to 1/8", and relight.

•Extinguish a candle if it smokes, flickers repeatedly, or the flame becomes too high. Cool, trim wick and re-light.

•Do not allow the flame to touch the side of the jar. The jar may become hot. Handle carefully.

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

•Always burn soy candles in a well-ventilated room.

•Never touch or move any soy candle when the wax is still melted.

•Burn your soy candle until it is melted completely across the top. This will help prevent your soy candle from tunneling (burning down in the center). It does not affect the quality of the candle if some wax is left on the sides. The amount will vary per fragrance and burning conditions.

•To dispose of unwanted soy wax, pour the wax in a trash can or something similar.  Please do not pour wax down the drain as IT WILL CLOG YOUR SINK!

•Extinguish your soy candle with a wick dipper if it smokes, flickers repeatedly, or the flame becomes larger that 1" high. Cool for one hour, trim the wick with a wick trimmer and re-light.

•Prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface by discontinuing use when 1/2 inches of the wax remains in the container to ensure safety. Only burn in a suitable holder, or on a plate or other fire and heat resistant surface. Do not burn soy candles for more than 3 hours at a time.

Extinguish carefully before replacing any lid.

Lighting Your Candle

When you light your soy candle for the very first time, it is important to allow it to burn for 2-1/2 to 3 hours!  Soy wax has a "memory" which helps to keep the candle from "tunneling" down the center of the container.  Tunneling is one of the main causes for a candle not creating much fragrance while burning!   By allowing your soy candles to create the initial "memory burn", thus creating a full melt pool of wax, you are increasing the candles scent throw!


You should burn your candle 1 hour for each inch of its diameter, until you receive a full melt pool (soy wax is melted across the entire top). For example: a candle 3" in diameter should be burned for three hours to establish it's memory. This allows your candle to get its full melt pool which will increase the scent throw of the candle. If asoy candleisn't given a proper memory burn, especially on the first burn, it will cause your soy candleto burn in a tunnel down the center and you will not get a good scent throw from the candle.

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