1. First Burn (for Pillar Candles specifically): 

The first time you burn a pillar candle you should plan on burn time of several hours or until the well created by the flame extends to within 1/4" of the sides of the candle. Extinguish the flame & let the wax harden. Burn time will vary. It will depend on the candle diameter. This procedure is necessary so that the well of wax burns uniformly down the center of the candle. 

2. Wick: 

Keep the wick trimmed to 1/4". The longer the wick, the higher the flame which will cause the flame to smoke. Any time smoking occurs, extinguish the candle & trim the wick to 1/4". It is safe to re-light the candle, also the excess heat or the weight of the wick tipping to one side may deform the candle. 

3. Candle holder:

Always place candle on a suitable fire-safe holder. 

4. Debris: 

Keep all debris out of the well of the candle. Match sticks or parts of the burned wick that fall into the candle well can "clog" the wick & cause it to burn inefficiently, or catch on fire.     

5. Base:

Always use a base under your candle since wax has a tendency to stain. Make sure the candle is on a level surface. Remember the flame will burn straight up even if it is through the side of the candle. 


6. NEVER LEAVE A BURNING CANDLE UNATTENDED. Do not burn for more than 4 hours at a time. Always keep a burning candle within sight & extinguish all candles if leaving the room.  

Store beeswax candles at room temperature.