Country Light Candle Company - Burning Instructions
Best Practices for our Crystalline Palm Pillars, Premium Soy Tea Lights, Premium Soy Votives, Container/Jars and No-Stick Wax Tarts
At Country Light Candle Company, we want you to experience the maximum enjoyment and pleasure from our candles. We take great pride in making them using only the finest quality ingredients and materials. However, it’s very important that you burn candles responsibly to ensure their safe use. Please follow these safety guidelines to keep Country Light candles burning brightly and safely for hours.
Remove all packaging before lighting.
Place on a protected, heat-resistant, dry surface, away from anything that can catch fire, and out of reach of children and pets. Use holders with at least a 1/4" rim and designed for the particular candle style.
Keep wick(s) trimmed to 1/4” at all times (excluding votives & tea lights)
If smoking occurs, blow candle out. Trim wick(s), remove trimmings, and relight.
Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches, or any combustible material. Keep the wick centered.
Avoid burning candles in drafts.
Never leave burning candles unattended. Keep them within sight at all times.
Keep all matches and lighters out of the reach of children.
Teach everyone in the family the rules of safe candle use.
Our crystalline pillars are made from all natural crystalline Palm Wax. The palm oil heated to a certain temperature and allowed to cool slowly is what produces the wonderful starburst effects. To ensure a long burn-time for your pillars, you must follow these specific instructions to avoid leaking wax or tunnelling (note these instructions are relevant for ALL pillar candles - because ALL pillar candles will leak or tunnel if not burned properly).
Remove all packaging before lighting the candle; place candle on an even surface on a candle plate or appropriate holder sized at least 1/2" larger than the diameter of the candle.
When lighting the candle for the first time, burn at least one hour per diameter of candle (e.g. 3" = 3 hours; 4" = 4 hours). Country Light Crystalline pillars are much like a hurricane candle. They leave a thin outer shell that the flame glows through creating the popular starburst crystal design.
After the candle burns down, the wick will remain lit as the sides of the candle melt to feed it.
Each time you light the candle, always make sure the wick is pointed straight up to ensure even burning on all sides. Even while it is burning, you can straighten it by taking a metal object (a screw driver or long nail) and just straighten it. Check it every hour.
No need to trim the wick as we use self-trimming wicks, however, you may have to trim off a "mushroom" that may develop after a long burntime.
Each time you light the candle, make sure it burns long enough for the wax pool to be filled to the edge you created during the first burn. Otherwise, you will create a tunnel that will eventually extinguish your wick.
Keep the burning candle away from drafts. This causes uneven burning and eventually will cause your shell to leak.
Discontinue use when 1/2" of wax remains. (TIP: break this wax up in 1" pieces to melt in a tart burner or simmer vase for additional fragrancing)
And finally, if your candle does leak, simply blow it out, let it harden and relight.
If your candle leaks and spills over your candle plate, you can remove the wax one of two ways:
- either scrape it off after it hardens assuming the surface won't be damaged by the scraping.
- or use a blow dryer to melt the wax and wipe it up.
Country Light Premium Soy Tea Lights are contained in clear polycarbonate cups so the flame and the color show through during burn time. These cups are certified to be made of the highest quality polycarbonate available for tea light cups. Avoid moving tea light while lit as soy wax totaly liquefies.
Do not trim Premium Soy Tea Light wicks, they are self trimming.
For longest burn times, do not use tea lights in a snug fitting tea light holder. A votive holder (or larger) is best as it does not confine the tea light cup, preventing it from overheating plus the taller sides protect the flame from drafts.
Using Premium Soy Tea Lights in floating cups will cause a slightly less burn time due to the water temperature.
Reduced burn times are expected if you blow out the tea light and relight it. The wax must be consistently melted to ensure longest burn times.
Burn your tea light on a flat non-metal surface. Our tests have shown that burning a tea light on heavy metal affects the burn time as the surface conducts the heat and burns the tea light faster (eg a cast iron stove, table or shelf).
Handle with care; glass containers are fragile. Avoid glass-to-glass contact when removing or replacing the lid. Do not use if the jar is cracked, chipped or scratched. Do not refill with wax.
Do not allow the flame to touch the side of the container. The container may become hot. Handle carefully.
If smoking occurs, check for drafts or high traffic areas, which may cause flame to flicker and smoke. Also, be sure that the wick is no longer than 1/4". If it is, extinguish, trim to 1/4", and relight.
To minimize wax left on the sides of the container, burn 3 hours at a time; it is normal for some wax to be left. The amount will vary per color, fragrance and burning conditions.
Prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface by discontinuing use when 1/2" of wax remains. Only burn in a suitable holder, or on a plate or other fire and heat resistant surface.
Extinguish carefully before replacing the lid.
TIP: Soy jar candles are notorious for frosting. We eliminate most frosting on the jar before we send it to you, however, temperature in transit - too hot or too cold, may cause the frosting to reform (frosting is just the soy wax releasing from the sides of the jar). If you are giving your Glow Pot as a gift and wish it to look it's best, just retouch up the sides of the jar with a hair dryer. It will remelt the wax and let it reharden to the sides of the jar.
Wax tarts (also called melts) have no wick in them and are used for melting in appropriate tart burners, also called tart warmers, simmer pots or diffusers. Tarts are melted via tea lights. As the flame of the tea light heats the upper tray where the tart is, the tart melts and releases fragrance through it's wax pool. Electric burners are available that melt the tart through the heat of a light bulb or a metal warming plate so no flame is required.
Make sure your tart burner is specifically made for tarts - some burners are only made for oil with smaller trays and melted tarts may overflow. All of our tart burnersare sized appropriately for all standard tarts.
Country Light No-Stick Wax Tarts are made from 100% all natural ingredients. They WILL NOT STICK to your burner. Just let them harden and they will slip right out - no messy wax to clean up. Store them in a baggie for future use or throw them out when the fragrance is gone. Other tarts made from SOY wax or paraffin wax will stick to your burner after they harden so they must be removed while melted - carefully pour into a heat-safe container and wipe burner clean so any remaining fragrance will not contaminate future uses. With our No-Stick Wax Tarts, there is no need to put your burner in the freezer which can sometimes crack the ceramic or glass.
DISCLAIMER: Country Light Candle Company, nor any associate thereof, is not responsible for any damage incurred from any form of misuse or negligence in the use of their products, nor are they responsible for any damage incurred from them. Please be careful with candles!
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