Candles offer relaxation, and comfort, but pose a danger if not monitored. To ensure safe and happy candle burning, Hotel Collection provides the following guidelines.
Candle Care & Safety Tips
Don't Leave Candle Unattended
Never leave a burning candle unattended. Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
Secure the Area
Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper and flammable decorations. Keep your hair and loose clothing away from the flame.
Keep From Kids & Pets
Make sure children and pets cannot reach burning candles. Do not place lit candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
Avoid Drafts & Vents
Avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning and sooting.
Don't Touch Or Move
Never touch or move a candle while it is burning or while the wax is liquefied.
Keep Candles 3” Apart
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.
Candle Care And Safety Additional Guidelines
Upon first ever use, burn for at least two hours, or until the entire surface has turned to liquid wax. This will help prolong the life of your candle.
Trim wick to 1/8” before each lighting. This will maintain an even and clean burn. Use a wick trimmer for a perfect trim.
It is recommended that after burning the candle for four hours, extinguish, and allow to cool for two hours. Re-trim before relighting.
Avoid placing your candles where they will be directly exposed to sunlight or harsh indoor lighting, such as a spotlight. Candles may fade if they are left in bright light for an extended period of time.
EXTINGUISH and DISCONTINUE use of a candle when 1/2” of wax remains at the bottom of the jar.
Keep wax pool free from wick and other debris at all times.
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.
Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high. Cool, align and trim the wick as recommended, then check for drafts before relighting.
Allow candles to cool completely before touching or moving.
It is highly recommended to use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. Never use water as it can cause wax to splatter or glass to break.
Always read and follow the manufacturer's use and safety instructions carefully.