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Candle Care and Safety – Important Warnings
- Never leave a burning candle unattended
- Keep burning candles away from children and pets.
- Never burn a candle on or near flammable objects or anything that can catch fire.
- Before lighting the candle, always trim the wick to a length of 5mm
- Make sure the candle is placed on a stable, heat resistant level surface and away from drafts.
- Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
- Never move a candle while it is burning or while the wax is liquefied.
- Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly.
- Allow candles to cool before trimming wick or relighting.
- Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or going to sleep.
- Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.
- Never extinguish candles with liquid.
- Never position a candle near a heat source such as the sun, a heater or chimney.
- Keep candles apart. Leave at least 10cm between two burning candles.
- Do not touch the candle holder with your bare hands when it is lit. The container may be hot.
Choose the appropriate candle size to complement your space
Size maters when it comes to your candle’s ability to release its fragrance into a room. The larger the surface of your candle, the larger the space it can easily fill with scent. A candle needs to burn for at least an hour to allow the wax to melt properly and provide sufficient time for the scent to be released. Larger living spaces may require more than one candle to scent the entire room. Below is a guide to assist you in selecting the correct Luci di Lucca candles to compliment your space.
Small Candle (55g / 1.94oz) Burn time 20 – 25 hours. Surface diameter is 50mm. These work best within small defined areas such as a small bathroom, powder room, bedside table, laundry or your desk/work area. The small size is also perfect for wedding favors.
Classic Candle (275g / 9.70oz) Burn time 55 – 65 hours. Surface diameter is 85mm. These are suitable for medium sized spaces such as a kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom or office. A larger living room may require more than one candle.
When you light your candle for the first time, allow it to burn until the wax has melted to the very edge of the glass (maximum 4 hours). This will ensure the candle burns evenly down the glass and lasts for as long as possible. When you have extinguished the flame, if necessary, re-centre the wick in the liquid wax.
Before lighting the candle, always trim the wick to a length of 5mm. This will ensure an even and smoke-free burn, help to prolong the life of your candle and will stop the build-up of carbon on the sides of the glass.
Do not burn any candle for more than four hours at a time and allow it to cool for at least two hours before relighting. Do not burn a candle all the way down to the bottom. Discontinue the candle when 5mm of wax remains.
Remove dust cover before use and replace it when the candle has cooled. Store candles in a cool, dry place to protect their integrity.
- Only use in burners designed specifically for wax melts. It is important that there is a distance of at least 6 cm between the heat source and the bottom of the dish that holds the wax melt. Our wax melts are suitable for both traditional tealight burners and electric wax warmers. Read and follow the safety/usage instructions provided with your wax burner.
- Only use one wax melt at a time in the wax burner. Place it in the dish of the wax burner and turn on the heat source. As the dish heats up, the wax will melt and release its fragrance. When the heat source is turned off, the wax will cool and re-harden. Each wax melt can be re-heated several times before it needs to be replaced.
- Only use a standard size 4-hour tea light with a wax burner. Use only unscented tea lights. Do not use the burner with a maxi tea-light, votive or any other type of candle.
- Unlike candles, wax melts do not evaporate or burn down; only the scent dissipates from the molten wax. Therefore, when the wax melt no longer smells, it is time to replace it with a new one. To remove the used wax, wait until the wax has cooled to a solid mass. Then turn the heat source on and wait 30 – 45 seconds until the wax has warmed slightly. It should be possible to gently remove the wax as a solid mass without the need for any force. Never use metal or sharp objects to remove the wax or put the dish containing the wax in the freezer, as this may damage the burner or cause injury.
- Dispose of the old wax appropriately. Do not put wax down the sink as the wax may harden and cause a blockage. Clean your warmer using soap and water and then start again with a new wax melt.
Wax Melts Safety – Important Warnings
- Do not leave wax burner unattended while in use.
- Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
- The wax burner becomes hot during use. Do not touch or move the wax burner whilst in use. Wait until it has cooled completely, and the wax has solidified.
- Do not use the wax burner on or near anything that can catch fire.
- Always place the wax burner on a heat resistant surface.
- Do not add water or fragrance oils to the wax under any circumstances.
- Keep wax clear of debris.
- Check your wax burner regularly for any cracks or damage.