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Country Light Candle Company - Burning Instructions
Best Practices for our 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.

 Premium Soy Tea Lights

  • 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).

Premium Soy 15 Hour Votive Candles

  • For optimal burn performance, soy votives burn best in a straight up, snug votive holder. Do not burn freestanding as all doy votives liquify.
  • No need to trim our votive candles as they are self-trimmming.
  • If using a polycarbonate votive cup, do not let the flame of a votive wick touch the sides of the cup directly, it may melt as the votive wick is larger than a tea light wick.  

Container Candles

  • 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 try to 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 jar candle  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.

No-Stick Scented Wax Tarts

  • 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 burners are 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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