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Candle Care & Safety

General Safety And Burning Tips

At Tallgrass Supply Co., we want you to get the very most enjoyment and use out of our candles. We take great pride in making them using only the finest quality ingredients and materials available. It is very important that you burn candles responsibly. To ensure their safe use, please follow these guidelines to keep Tallgrass Supply Co. products a bright and beautiful part of your life. The seller and/or manufacturer are not responsible for misuse.

General Candle Safety and Burning

  • Place on a protected, heat-resistant, dry surface, away from anything that can catch fire, and out of reach of children and pets.
  • Never leave burning candles unattended. Keep them within sight at all times.
  • Always burn your candle in a draft-free area. Drafts (ceiling fans, A/C vents, windows, etc.) will make the candle flame flicker and smoke.
  • Ensure that there is enough air space around your candle. Do not burn under a shelf, as this will inhibit the amount of oxygen that is getting to the wick of the candle and can cause the candle to not burn properly.
  • If smoking occurs, extinguish candle, trim wick, remove trimmings, and relight.
  • Keep the wick centered.
  • Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches, or any other combustible materials.
  • Teach everyone in the family the rules of safe candle use.

Care of Your Tallgrass Supply Co. Tin Candles

  • Handle glass jar candles with care, as glass containers are fragile.
  • Discontinue use if the glass jar is cracked, chipped or broken.
  • Do not refill with wax.
  • Do not allow the flame to touch the side of the glass jar or tin container.
  • The glass jar and tin container may become hot. Handle carefully.
  • If smoking occurs, check for drafts or high traffic areas, which may cause flame to flicker and smoke.
  • 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 based on burning conditions.
  • Prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface by discontinuing use when 1/2″ of wax remains. Burning past this point can present a fire hazard.
  • Extinguish candle before replacing the lid on both glass jar and tin container. It may be hazardous to continuously use the lid to snuff out the candle. It will also cause the trapped smoke to absorb into the melted wax and discolor the candle as well as alter the scent of the candle.