CandleWix is currently taking orders. Currently, we require a 5-10 day lead time due to volume, from the time the order is placed, to the date of shipping. Many of our candles are "made to order", so some orders may take several days to fulfill. We typically ship within a few days of receiving an order, but occasionally it takes a bit longer to process depending on order volume. We have worked diligently to perfect our methods and are satisfied with the results. Check out the store today and see what you are missing.
Few things are as captivating as the soft light and glow of a candle. But there's an art to burning a candle properly and safely. You can generally tell if a candle is burning properly just by looking at it.
This means that the candle's burning process is in balance. The wick is efficiently pulling up the right amount of wax, which is then being "consumed" by the flame to produce water vapor and carbon dioxide.
Constant flickering and smoking occur when the teardrop shape of the flame is disturbed. This allows small amounts of unburned carbon particles (soot) to escape from the flame as a visible wisp of smoke.
If too much (or too little) air reaches the candle flame, it will disturb the flame's teardrop shape, causing it to soot. To avoid this, always burn your candles in a well-ventilated room, away from drafts, vents or strong air currents.
A too-long wick can cause a candle flame to grow too long and flare. That's why it is so important to trim the wick to 1/4 inch before every use.
Always keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and other debris that could catch fire from the flame.
If you like to group your candles, make sure they are at least 3 inches apart when burning. Candles placed too closely together can create their own draft and cause the candles to flare.
You want to prepare your candle for burning by allowing it to burn for at least an hour on its very first burn. Failure to do so, may result in cratering and uneven burning. Burning for a full hour on the first ignition, allows the candle to burn evenly everytime you light it. By following this method, your candle will burn evenly accross and down the candle without leaving wax residue as it lowers in the jar.
Your house will be filled with the aroma of your choice with only 3 hours of burn time.
Light your candle 2-3 hours before your guests arrive. Extiguish the flame just before the first guest arrives and enjoy the aroma throughout the life of your party.
After each burn, let your candle harden completely. Trim the wick down to 1/4 of an inch. If the wick is too long, it will burn too hot, causing the scent of the candle to burn up faster. Also, failure to properly trim the wick will result in black smoke coming from the wick and staining the jar.
Candles are safe products, but unless they are used safely and watched carefully, they can lead to an accidental fire.
More than 15,000 candle fires are reported annually. According to fire experts, the bulk of candle-fire incidents are due to consumer inattention to basic fire safety or to the misuse of candles. To ensure your safety, follow the tips below for safe usage of CandleWix candles
1 ) Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep.
2 ) Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
3 ) Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
4 ) Trim candlewicks to 1/4 inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks cause uneven burning and dripping.
5 ) Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
6 ) Be sure the candleholder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This will also help prevent possible heat damage to counters and table surfaces and prevent glass containers from cracking or breaking.
7 ) Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
8 ) Always read and follow the manufacturer's use and safety instructions carefully. Don't burn a candle longer than the manufacturer recommends.
9 ) Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting. Drafts can also blow lightweight curtains or papers into the flame where they could catch fire.
10 ) Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room. Don't burn too many candles in a small room or in a "tight" home where air exchange is limited.
11 ) Don't burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax remains or 1/2 inch if in a container.
12 ) Never touch a burning candle or move a votive or container candle when the wax is liquid.
13 ) Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.
14 ) Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This is to make sure they don't melt one another, or create their own drafts that will cause the candles to burn improperly.
15 ) Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. It's the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.
16 ) Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.
17 ) Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure. Never use a candle during a power outage to look for things in a closet, or when fueling equipment - such as a lantern or kerosene heater.
18 ) Make sure a candle is completely extinguished and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
19 ) Extinguish a candle if it smokes, flickers repeatedly, or the flame becomes too high. The candle isn't burning properly and the flame isn't controlled. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before re-lighting.
20 ) Never use a candle as a night light.