CANDLE CARE & SAFETY
Trim the wick: Before lighting a candle, trim the wick to about 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) in length. This helps prevent excessive flickering, soot, and uneven burning.
Use a candle snuffer: When extinguishing a candle, avoid blowing it out, as this can cause hot wax to splatter. Instead, use a candle snuffer to gently smother the flame without creating a mess.
Allow the wax to pool: During the first burn, ensure that the entire top layer of wax becomes a pool of melted wax. This helps prevent tunneling, where the candle burns straight down the center, wasting wax and shortening the candle's lifespan.
Avoid drafts: Keep candles away from drafts, such as open windows, fans, or air vents. Drafts can cause candles to burn unevenly and increase the risk of accidents.
Place candles on a heat-resistant surface: Always place candles on a sturdy, heat-resistant surface to prevent damage to furniture or potential fire hazards. Use candle holders that are designed for the specific candle size and shape.
Don't leave candles unattended: Never leave a burning candle unattended, especially if there are pets or children around. It's essential to extinguish the flame before leaving the room or going to bed.
Keep candles away from flammable materials: Ensure that candles are placed at least 12 inches (30 cm) away from flammable materials such as curtains, bedding, books, or decorations.
Extinguish candles properly: If you need to extinguish a candle, use a snuffer or a candle extinguisher. Avoid using water, as it can cause hot wax to splatter and potentially create a fire hazard.
Store candles properly: Store candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This helps preserve their quality and prevents them from melting or warping.
Although soy wax is biodegradable never pour wax down the drain. Ignis Moon candles are soy blend, so a simple hot water soak will do the trick to lift excess wax.
Tip: Boil hot water in a pot then pour hot water in the jar carefully. Let it sit for a few minutes, you should see the wax lifting to the top. After a few minutes, pour water from the jar into the trash ( never in the drain) and wipe with warm water and soup.
CLEVER WAYS TO REUSE JARS
- add old stones and soil and use jars as a planter
- use as dried herb storage
- use jars as a keepsake for your jewelry
- use your lids and jars as a tea light holder
- or simply pour your favorite iced beverage into your mason jar and enjoy!