Candle Care Guide

Candle safety is of utmost importance! Simple safety measures are key to prevent a lot of unfortunate situations. Here's what to do: 

The importance of wick trimming

  • Most importantly, your candle will burn properly. Preventing uneven burning, dripping or flaring.
  • You can trim your II.XXVI Candle Co. candles using a wick trimmer, scissors or nail cutter. We recommend trimming to 1/4 inch every 4 hours of burn time.
  • Re-trim your wick before every use, not just the first time you light your candle. Keep the pool of wax free of wick trimmings and any debris at all times.

Burn for at least 4 hours

  • YOUR FIRST BURN IS THE MOST IMPORTANT: When you light your candle for the first time, be sure to let it burn for 2-4 hours, or until the wax has melted to the edge of the jar (full melt point). If you do not do this, your candle will tunnel (burn unevenly).
  • Place the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This will also help prevent possible heat damage to counters and table surfaces, and prevent glass containers from cracking or breaking.
  • Avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping.

[REMEMBER: for the mini candles, do not burn for more than 2 hours at a time.]

Stop burning after 4 hours or when your candle has achieved a full melt pool

Once your candle has burned for 4 hours, extinguish it. Burning your candle for extensive periods of time will minimize the full benefit of your II.XXVI Candle Co. candles. This is also important to keep the glass jar from getting too hot. Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle, if available, as it’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering. Relight the candle once the candle has cooled.

Safety Measures

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended or lit while sleeping. If you are going to leave the room or go to bed, be sure to extinguish all candles first.
  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down; stop burning a candle when there is ¼ inch of wax left in the vessel.
  • If burning multiple candles, place each candle at least three inches apart from one another. This is to ensure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts.
  • 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 candles out of the reach of children and pets. 

Reuse your candle jar

When you are done burning your candle, remove the wax and wash your jar with soap and warm water. Tada! You now have a plant pot, coin holder, a place to keep cotton wool pads or a make-up brush holder. These are just a few ways to repurpose our scented candle jars, you can reuse the jars to your hearts content. 

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