Candle Care 103 - How To Stop Your Glass From Overheating

Candle glasses over heating can be dangerous if mishandled. Here are the common reasons why they get too hot and how to prevent this.

Our general advice is to only burn candles for 2-3 hours at a time. Burning candles for longer than this creates a deeper melt pool and the flame to be positioned lower in the candle jar, for longer. This results in the area around and above the flame getting extremely hot. Reduce the risk of this happening by only burning your candle for 2-3 hours at a time.

Burning your candle on a surface thats uneven results in it burning at an angle. For a safe burn you want a clear pathway for the flame on your wick to flow. You do not want that flame at an angle as it will be directed towards one of the sides of of your jar. Reduce the risk of this happening by only burning your candle on an even surface.

When lighting your candle, please ensure that it is on a cool surface. Placing your candle on a surface that is already hot increases the likelihood that the wax will not only melt from the top but also from the bottom. Various types of wax have lower melting points than others so please ensure your chosen surface is cool to the touch before placing your candle on there.

Hope these 3 ways to stop it your candle har from over heating have helped! We definitely don't want to see any harm come to anyone as a result of candle jars!

Get lit, responsibly!

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