Warning & Burning Tips

Each Intentional Illumination candle is hand-poured and carefully crafted to provide you many special moments. Any eventual irregularity is simply a confirmation of authencticity. We want you to enjoy the long- life of each candle and suggest the following simple guidelines to ensure an ultimate burn!

Long, curled wicks may be a unique to Intentional Illumination candles’ character and design. The wick(s) on your new candle MUST be trimmed to 1/4 inch BEFORE lighting for the first time! The first burn of your candle is the most important and should last long enough to create a melt pool that goes to the tin or glass edge. Our candles are designed to burn up to 2 hours at a time which should be adequate for achieving this desired melt pool. Any less time than this may cause the candle to "tunnel" or burn down the center with too much wax unused. Burning for periods longer than 2 hours will increase the intensity of the flame creating excess carbon that may smoke. Our candles should not smoke if proper care is taken of the wicks. We suggest trimming the wick to 1/4 inch before each use, keeping the candle out of drafts, and again, limiting burning time to 2 hours. If at any time your candlewick starts to smoke, please review the previous precautions; it may be necessary to extinguish the candle and trim the wick again. Taking these simple steps will prolong the life of your candle and allow you to enjoy it as intended.

If your candle is not allowed to burn long enough to melt the wax to the glass edge and starts to tunnel, you can correct this by burning the candle longer on the subsequent use. However, do not trim the wick when attempting this type of correction and allow the candle to burn long enough to melt the entire surface, which may exceed the aforementioned 2 hours. Once the correction is made you must always continue to follow the initial instructions regarding burn times, wick length, etc.

All of our wicks are lead-free, and each of our fragrances are matched with the best size wick(s) that will insure the desired melt pool. As your candle burns, it may be necessary to re-center your wick to maintain an optimum burn. Also, if you notice the flame throws too much in one direction, it might be necessary to re-center your wick and/or adjust toward the un-melted wax. If you have ANY questions or concerns about the way your candle is burning, please feel free to contact us at 800-984-7262 or intentionalillumination@gmail.com.

Finally, never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Never burn on or near anything flammable. Burn in a ventilated area free from drafts. Burn candle on heat resistant, level surface or in a suitable holder. Do not move while lit or until wax hardens. Do not burn for more than 4 hours at a time. Discontinue use when 1/2" wax remains in bottom. Keep free of foreign objects. For indoor use only.  Neither seller nor manufacturer is responsible for accidents, injury, or misuse!




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