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SAFETY & TIPS
 
If you have a tip that you think is helpful or wish to ask a question about the use of candles,  please email us at info@ayokaessentials.com. 

 

SAFETY
To prevent fire and serious injury - Burn candle within sight. Keep burning candles out of reach of children and pets. Never leave children or animals alone in a room with candles that are lit or still hot. Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets, or anyone else.


Never burn candles on or near flammable objects. Never leave burning candles unattended.


Never attempt to extinguish a candle with water. Never blow a candle out with a hard 'puff' as this is likely to blow hot wax over the surface beneath or could cause excess burnt parts of the wick to detach. Make sure that no one is near the candle if you choose to blow to extinguish.

 

Always blow gently. We recommend using a snuffer or dipping the wick to extinguish.
Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times. 


Burn candles in a well-ventilated room. Avoid drafts, vents, or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping. 


Keep candles out of draughts when they are lit and away from sunlight or other sources of heat.

HANDLING & LIGHTING

Always use a wick trimmer to trim your wick to ¼ inch each time before you light your candle. This helps prevent the flame from getting too large and keeps your candle burning at its best!


Trim the wick to ¼ inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping, or flaring.


CANDLE CARE & BURN TIME TIPS
Candle burn times will vary depending on the placement of your candle. Drafty areas will always result in your candle burning quicker than desired. 


Soy wax holds memory from the very first time it is lit. We recommend burning your candle for at least 2.5-3.5 hours the first time you light it. This helps ensure that you achieve a full melt pool across your candle container (i.e. allow the wax to melt to the edges of the container). If you happen to extinguish your candle before you have a full wax melt pool, your candle is likely to "tunnel down" (sinking circle around wick).


Burn times also vary depending on the height of your wick. The longer the wick, the quicker the candle will burn. Remember to always use a wick trimmer to trim your wick to ¼ inch each time before you light your candle.


Never burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time. If you love burning your candles for longer than 4 hours at a time, be sure to extinguish the flame after the initial burn period, allow the wax to harden, and then re-light. This is the safest way to continue to burn your candle, and will also help you achieve the longest burn time possible.


Glass Containers:
08 oz (White Glass): 50-55 hours
12 oz (Black Glass): 85-90 hours