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CANDLE BURNING TIPS

  1. Always trim wick to 1/4 inch before lighting candle.
  2. Burning candles no longer than 3 to 4 hours at a time will increase total burn time.
  3. Large diameter candles should be burned no longer than 2 hours at a time. This helps keep the sides intact, allowing the candle to glow from within.
  4. If a candle burns unevenly it is in a draft. Rotate the candle 90 degrees periodically to keep burning uniform, or move to another location.
  5. A teaspoon of water in the bottom of votive cups will help prevent overheating and ease removal of spent candle.
  6. Snug a loose fitting taper in its socket by wrapping bottom of candle with tin foil. Never use a flammable material for this.
  7. Container candles (jar candles, votives in holders, etc...) should be burned 1 hour for each inch of diameter. This allows the wax pool to cover the entire surface, and extends the burning time.
  8. Refrigerating candles for a few minutes before burning extends burning time. Care must be taken since refrigerating for too long may cause cracks in the candle.
  9. The life of large candles may be extended by placing a votive inside once the burn hole is deep enough. The votive can be wrapped in tin foil to ease removal.

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