~ Always place your candle on a level, heat resistant, non-flammable surface away from fabric or drapes. Choose an area free from drafts. Drafts can cause uneven burning.
~ ALWAYS keep your candle out of reach of children and pets.
~ Wax and containers will get hot. Do not attempt to move your candle while burning or while container is hot.
~ When burning your container candle for the first time, allow your candle to burn until liquid wax covers the entire surface of the candle. This will help your candle to burn more evenly and prevent waste along the sides of the container. Ideal burn time for container candles is 1 hour for each inch in diameter.
~ Never burn your candle for extended periods of time. Recommended time is 3-4 hours. Burning your candle longer can result in uneven melting and over release of fragrance. Over release of fragrance will reduce the scent your candle will have when burned again.
~ Never burn your candle if the container becomes cracked or chipped. The heat can cause the damaged glass to shatter.
~ Always keep the flame away from the sides of the container. If the wick becomes off center, slowly move it back towards the center of the container using your candle snuffer.
~ Never burn your candle completely to the bottom. Stop approximately 1/2 inch from the bottom or when the wax becomes entirely liquid.
~ Always burn votives in a proper holder.
~ All candles (especially scented ones) will produce a small amount of smoke. This happens mostly when relighting. Keeping the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch will help reduce smoking.
~ If black discoloration builds up on the inside your candle container, clean with a damp paper towel or wet wipe after cooled. Allow container to dry thoroughly before relighting.
~ Allow your candle to cool completely before replacing the lid on the container.
~ Do not place your candle in direct sunlight. This will cause the colors to fade.
~ Use caution when blowing out your candle. Blowing with force could cause the melted wax to splatter. For safest results, extinguish your candle using a candlesnuffer. Simply use the snuffer to dip the wick into the melted wax and then retrieve it. Wick will extinguish with little or no smoke and will be primed are ready for next lighting.
NEVER LEAVE ANY BURNING CANDLE UNATTENDED!!!
AbundaScents uses zinc cored wicks in their paraffin candles. These wicks have a thin filament of zinc surrounded by cotton outer braid. The zinc core helps the wick remain centered and upright during use to ensure clean and proper burning. Without this extra support the wick could sag and snuff itself out preventing you from enjoying the wonderful aroma!
Testing has proved that zinc wicks are safely below EPA guidelines and proposed ASTM standards for trace elements of lead. Zinc core burns the coolest and is the most commonly used wick type for container candles since the use of lead core wicks was discontinued years ago.