How can I insure that my candle burns evenly?
The best way to do this is to follow the burning instructions outlined below. It is most important to be sure that the first time you light your Lizzy Candle, that you are able to let it burn long enough to achieve a full melt pool across the entire diameter of the jar. A good rule of thumb is to let it burn 1 hour for every inch of diameter. Another important tip is to place your candle in area that is free of drafts from open doors, windows, or fans. Thirdly, it is important that you keep your wick trimmed to ¼ inch at all times. Scissors or nail clippers can make handy wick snippers!
What are the burning instructions?
When most of us first started burning candles, we didn’t expect to do much more than light a match and enjoy the candlelight! But as we spend more money buying candles, many of us look for ways to preserve our little investment! Below are some tricks of the trade I’d love to share with you to make your candle last longer and burn more efficiently!
· The first few times you light a candle, burn it until you get a full melt pool across the entire diameter of the jar. This will prevent your candle from forming a “canyon” in the center of your jar! (1hr/inch)
· If a candle burns unevenly due to a draft, carefully push the wick to the higher side.
· Keep your wick trimmed! Scented candles are more prone to smoking than unscented candles. It is essential to trim the wick for a clean and smoke free burn. Many people complain about candles that smoke and this can be eliminated by trimming the wick to ¼ inch every time you burn the candle.
· When you burn a highly scented candle, sometimes, “mushrooming” can occur on the wick. This is a friendly reminder that you need to trim the wick!
· Keep out of direct sunlight to prevent fading
· Candles need to breathe. If you burn a candle in a small room, it is more likely to smoke. Consider your room size when you display your candle.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONSWhile the information listed above will enhance your candle burning experience, the advice below is essential. Please be sure to read this advice for burning your candle safely.
· Never leave a burning candle unattended!
· Keep out of reach of children and pets at all times!
· Trim the wick to ¼ inch and be sure to keep it trimmed.
· If a candle smokes, extinguish, cool, trim wick, and relight.
· Keep debris out of melt pool
· Place ALL jars/candles on a flame and heat resistant surface!
· Discontinue burning when remaining wax is less than an inch
Why is there sometimes black on the top of my jar?
Highly scented candles are more prone to smoking than unscented candles. In most cases, if your candle starts to smoke, this simply means that you need to trim your wick and keep it trimmed to ¼ inch at all times. However, if smoking continues, you may also need to consider your candle’s placement. A smoking candle can also mean that the area it is placed in may be too drafty for the flame. A flickering flame can also cause a candle to smoke. Whenever a candle flame is disturbed unburned carbon particles escape (soot) In fact, any candle can be made to smoke by causing the flame to flicker. (National Candle Association Safety and Use)
What sort of chemical reaction is created by burning a candle?
When a candle burns, the flame “consumes” the wax to produce water vapor and carbon dioxide, the same harmless byproducts humans produce when exhaling. This is true for all types of candle waxes. (National Candle Association Safety and Use)
Are Lizzy Candles made with lead free wicks?
Disclaimer: Please be sure to follow the safety and care tips outlined above and burn your candle responsibly. For the Love of Lizzy Candles is not responsible for injury or damage which is a result of improper burning. Further, For the Love of Lizzy Candles shall not be held responsible for any injuries, damages or losses of any kind as a result of your use of our products. Purchasing candles from us, acknowledges your understanding and agreement to this disclaimer.