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Safety and Care

Even seasoned candle lovers sometimes need a refresh on a few safety tips and tricks!

Here are our safety and candle care recommendations to keep you and your new It Makes Scents Candle 'lit' for a long time coming.

1. PLEASE TRIM YOUR WICK!

Before lighting always trim the wick to 6mm and remove any black lumpy, bumpy bits. Now if you don’t do this, and trust us just please do, it may lead to a “Wax Pool Fire”) where the entire candle may appear to ignite. This is caused when a hot piece of untrimmed lumpy, bumpy, wick drops into the melted wax pool and ignites it

2. WHEN PUTTING CANDLES OUT.....

You can choose to use a candle snuffer to prevent wicks from drifting off centre and to avoid wax splash. This will help to increase the candle’s burn time. Blowing out a candle is also an option, but don’t blow too hard as the liquid wax may splatter and the wick may continue to glow and emit smoke.

2. CANDLE STORAGE

Candles are sensitive, so treat them well and avoid temperature and light changes. Storing your candles in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight, dust and fluorescent light will do just the trick. Just remember they are made with wax and Australia tends to get very hot so by storing them in a cool place you will avoid unnecessary melting.