Dear Candle Lover,
To ensure that our quality candles bring you pleasure for a long time, please observe the following instructions:
- If the flame begins to flicker, use a pair of scissors to shorten the wick in order to avoid smoke. Ideally, the wick should be between 3/8″ and 5/8″ long while it is burning.
- Burning candles are a fire hazard that must be cared for and never left unattended.
- Use a special lighter (Spaghetti), if the wick of the candle cannot be reached with a normal lighter or match.
- Dripping candles should be extinguished and relit after the wax hardens.
- Always place candles on a non-flammable surface as uneven or incomplete burning (dripping) can never be completely excluded.
- Candles never burn straight and quietly in a draft, even non-drip candles begin to smoke or to drip.
- Never extinguish burning candles with water.
- To extinguish the flame, dip it into the burning candle’s liquid wax and lift it out again. Then, it is primed for the next lighting.
- If the flame threatens to “die”, carefully pour out a little liquid wax but never do this by making a hole in the candle.
- A burning wick can be carefully bent sideways if the candle starts to burn on one side. Never bend or even break a wick that has become rigid.
- Never place candles in close proximity to flammable material.
- A least 4” should separate burning candles from one another. Avoid grouping too many burning candles together.
- Do not move burning candles. Only relocate candles when the wax has hardened.
- The liquid wax pool should be kept clean, i.e. no used matches, pieces of burned wick, etc.
- Candle residue can either be melted down and cast into new candles, or made into wax sand using a kitchen grater.
- Never place a candle near a radiator or a chimney.
- Wax residue on the candlestick is easier to remove after the candle has been placed in the freezer for about one hour.
- Spots of wax can be removed from textiles using an iron warmed to the temperature appropriate for the material and absorbent paper.
- Spots of wax on furniture can be effectively removed by warming with a hair-drier and soaking up with a paper towel while liquid. Clean afterwards with vinegar diluted with water.
- Clean dusty candles with a fuss-free cloth saturated with spirit.
- Candles stored in the freezer for a short time burn longer.
- Enjoy nice hours by romantic candlelight.
Your Austrian Atelier Team