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Candle Care + Safety

Although candles bring relaxation, memories and comfort, their open flame can be hazardous when not a monitored properly.  We want to make sure that you burn your candles safely, so please read our safety guidelines we've outlined for you below.

TIPS BEFORE BURNING CANDLES

Prior to burning your candle, trim the wick at least ¼ inch.  This prevents uneven burning, dripping or flickering.  Learn more here.

 

Avoid drafts, vents or air currents.  This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, soot, and excessive dripping.  Burn for 2-3 hours each time you light the candle.  This will help the candle burn evenly, and remember to trim wick before each burn.  Learn more about burning time here.

 

Just like the first cut is the deepest, that first burn is the very most important.  Soy Candles have a memory burn.  Soy candles should burn one hour for every 1 inch in diameter of the actual candle size.  For example, a candle that is 2 inches across should burn for 2 hours.  If, a candle has not burned for long enough to allow the wax to liquefy or to melt from edge to edge of the container, it will create a “memory ring.”  Once a candle has a “memory ring,” it will continue to tunnel for the life of the candle.  For information on how to burn a candle all the way down go here.

 

Our candles are made with pure soy wax which is renewable and biodegradable (unlike petroleum-based paraffin).  Soy wax is also a longer burning candle and you can enjoy your candle without worrying about toxins being thrown into the air you breathe!

BURNING INSTRUCTIONS FOR COTTON WICK CANDLES: 

  • Prior to burning your candle, trim the wick at least ¼ inch. This is very important to do each and every time you re-light your candle.  Doing this before each use helps ensure that your candles burn safely and brightly.

  • Hold candle at an angle when lighting; contact with wick with flame for at least 3 – 5 seconds.

  • Upon first lighting, allow wax melt pool to reach edge of glass before extinguishing to prevent wax tunneling.  This will take 1 hour for every inch of diameter of your candle.  This step is very important when lighting your soy candle the very first time your light it as, soy has a memory burn.

  • When a wick gets too long it cannot draw wax all the way up to the top of the wick(s).  Therefore, the wick itself will start to burn.  Even with Cozy Cove Candles 100% cotton wicks and petro-soot fee All Natural US Grown Soy Wax, you will see some soot if your wicks start burning themselves.

  • So, make sure to keep wicks properly trimmed and your candle will burn petro-soot free!

  • Keep in mind that it’s time to replace your candles with new ones when about ½” inch of wax is left in the vessel.

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TIPS FOR BURNING WOODEN WICK CANDLES: 

Wondering how to burn your wooden wick, 100% soy wax candle from Cozy Cove Candles? Here's how to do it safely and easily!

To ensure your candles burn clean and last longer, keep the wick trimmed to its original height of 3/16" or 1/4" before each lighting.  Wooden wicks produce an ashy top and if the ashy top becomes too long, the wick will not light or stay lit.

Typically, it's best to remove the ashy top every 1-2 burns.  Wooden wicks may require multiple relights.  Bic Wand Lighters or Rechargeable Arc USB lighters are more ideal than strike matches.

It's best to burn your candles a minimum of 2 hours and no longer than 5 hours at one time.

 

Always make sure that your candle comes to a full and complete burn pool to the outside edge of the container to avoid tunneling.

And most of all... enjoy your candle!

BURNING INSTRUCTIONS FOR  WOODEN WICK CANDLES

To ensure your candles burn clean last longer, keep wick trimmed to its original height of 3/16” or 1/4” before each lighting.  Wooden wicks produce an ashy top and if the ashy top becomes too long, the wick will no light or stay lit. 

 

Typically, it’s best to remove the ashy top every 1 – 2 burns. 

 

Wood wicks may require multiple relights.  It is best to burn your candles a minimum of 2 hours and no longer than 5 hours at one time.  Always burn your candle to the edge to the container to avoid tunneling. 

 

And most importantly… keep wooded wick trimmed!

WHY WOODEN WICK CANDLES?

Wood wicks burn slower and longer than cotton wick soy candles, by up to 25%, giving you more bang for your buck. Additionally, wood wicks burn hotter for more smell power, leading to a more fragrant candle.

Wood wicks have nearly zero carbon buildup and therefore no soot. Wood wicks require less trimming than a cotton wick and our wood wicks are harvested in sustainable forests right here in the USA.

And of course...the CRACKLE! In other words, wood wicks are cooler than cotton wicks. 

Light, Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy Your Candle!

  • As with any handcrafted product, variances in color and texture of wax and wicks make occur.

 

  • Wooden wicks burn differently than cotton—treat it like a burning fire.

  • Hold candle at an angle when lighting; contact wick with flame for at least 5-10 seconds.  This is super helpful if you are having issues with the wick catching fire.

  • Upon first lighting, allow wax melt pool to reach edge of glass before extinguishing to prevent wax tunneling.  This may take at least 2-3 hours.

  • Before each use, trim excess burnt wood on wick to 1/8-1/4”.  This is very important! If not properly trimmed, the wick may not light, or flame may be too high.

  • If you notice the flame height getting too low after burning for an extended amount of time, it may be necessary to snap off any excess ash or burnt wood along the top of the wick.  The flame will then return to its proper optimal height.

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GENERAL CANDLE SAFETY WHILE BURNING:

  • Burn within sight on a level, heat resistant surface away from drafts, children, pets and flammable objects.

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.

  • Do not touch hot glass on a burning or cooling candle.

  • Keep wax pool free of debris and wood wick trimmings.

  • Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room.

  • Never burn a candle for more than 4 hrs.

  • Never extinguish candles with water.

  • If smoking occurs, extinguish candle, trim wick and relight.

  • Handle glass jar with care. If the jar is broken, chipped or cracked, discontinue use.

  • For safety measures, discontinue burning once 1/2" of wax remains.  Burning beyond this point can present a fire hazard.

  • Due to the unpredictable nature of soy wax, it is normal to see some adhesion changes within the glass over time.  This does not affect the ability of the wax to burn or mean the candle is defective.

  • 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 lit candles first.

 

  • Never touch or move a burning candle container when the wax is liquified.

 

  • If burning multiple candles, place each candle at least six inches apart from one another.  This is to ensure that they do not melt one another, or create their own drafts, from being to close.

 

  • Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly.  Before re-lighting, let the candle cool, trim the wick and check for unwanted drafts.

 

  • Use extra caution when burning candles during a power outage.  Battery-powered lights like flashlights are much safer sources of light during a power failure.  So, please use extra caution if you choose to use candles as a light source during these times.

 

  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch file.  Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, pets, children, etc.

 

  • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.  Do not place lit candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.

CANDLE SAFETY WHEN EXTINGUISHING:

  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle, if available, as it’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.

 

  • Do not use water to extinguish a candle, this can cause the hot wax to spatter and could break the glass container.

 

  • Before leaving the room, make sure your candle is completely out and there is no glowing coming from the wick ember.

 

  • Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.

REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE!

All product and packaging materials are meant to be reused or recycled.  If you choose to reuse the glass, please do so with caution.  Wait for wax to cool and re-solidify after last burn (when you have about 1/2" left).  This is a quick easy process to get those used candle vessels perfectly clean.  Here’s one of my tricks that I have found that work the best.  All you have to do is place your candle vessels in the oven on a cookie sheet, at appx 125’ for about 10 minutes. 

This will allow the remaining wax in the vessel to liquify.  Carefully remove vessels from cookie sheet and pour out the melted wax into a heat safe container (soy is very soft and easy to remove, so this process will move rather quickly).  Once all the melted wax has been removed from the vessel, using a spoon or butter knife, gently lift and scoop the metal wick tab(s) from the bottom inside of the vessel.  Then take a paper towel and remove the excess wax from the inside of the vessels.  Wash the remaining wax reside with hot, soapy water, and rinse thoroughly.  Another quick little tip if the inside of the vessel is a little tacky from the wick sticker that is used to keep the wick and or wicks in place, use a little bit of rubbing alcohol to remove the tacky residue.  Now the vessel is ready to be repurposed for what your needs may be. 

 

Vessels can be repurposed for things like turn them into a vase, small storage jars, drinking glasses and more.  The options are endless.  Please, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

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WHAT does "hand poured" mean?

Hand-poured means all of our products are made the old-fashioned way: we take the time and care with our own two hands! 

All products that we make here at Cozy Cove Candles is done by hand in small batches in the great Pacific Northwest - from the beginning of the making process of each product to package and design.

Light, Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy Your Candle!