Gel Candle Use
following does not replace professional advice!
As with all candles, these common sense tips
will help you enjoy your Gel candle safely.
Keep a Lit Candle Within Sight
Do Not Allow glass container to burn dry.
candles may resemble a beverage of food product. All
pictures and references to food or beverage gel candles
are designed with non-edible items made of nonfood
and gel safe (wax, glass, etc) items. Gel
candles may resemble live sea creatures, live plants
and other live items. It is to be noted that gel candles
reference on our websites, in our books and newsletters
are designed with non-edible items made of nonfood,
non living and gel safe (wax, glass, etc) items.
Keep away from children. Failure to follow instructions
could result in fire, injury or smoke damage. Keep
wick centered and trimmed to 1/4 inch to prevent smoke
and soot buildup.Burn only on a stable, heat-resistant
surface for no more than four hours at a time.If flame
gets too large or exposed wick is greater than 1/4
inch, extinguish flame and trim wick.Keep away from
drafts and flammable material.Do not allow matches
or wick trimmings to fall into melt pool. Never burn
the last half of a candle. Do not move while burning
or if gel is still hot. Never leave a burning candle
NOT LEAVE A BURNING CANDLE UNATTENDED. Extinguish
all candles when leaving the room or going to sleep.
NOT MOVE A BURNING CANDLE. Try to avoid carrying
a lit candle. Dont use a lit candle when searching
for items in a confined space.
OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. Place candleholders
on sturdy, uncluttered surfaces; avoid places where
pets or children could knock them over. Never leave
a child unattended in a room with a candle. A child
should not sleep in a room with a lit candle. Dont
allow children or teens to have candles in their
bedrooms. Store candles, matches and lighters up
high and out of childrens sight and reach,
preferably in a locked cabinet.
NEVER USE A CANDLE
FOR LIGHT WHEN CHECKING PILOT LIGHTS or fueling
equipment such as a kerosene heater or lantern.
The flame may ignite the fumes. Keep candles and
all open flames away from flammable liquids.
TRIVET OR PROTECTIVE COVERING underneath holder
to protect furniture.
CANDLEHOLDERS THAT ARE STURDY, GEL SAFE and wont
tip easily, are made from a material that cant
burn and are large enough to contain the wax.
NOT BURN CANDLE WITHOUT AMPLE OVERHEAD CLEARANCE,
too close to a wall, near combustible materials,
near dry greenery, draperies, sheers, lampshades,
garments, or in an enclosed area. Keep candles away
from items that can catch fire, such as clothing,
books, and curtains. Dont place lit candles
in windows where blinds and curtains can close over
BURNING CANDLE OUT OF DIRECT DRAFTS. This includes
air and heat vents, open doors and windows, and
people traffic. A draft may cause the wick or flame
to draw too near to the sides and may fracture the
DROP BURNED MATCHES or other objects into candles.
EXTINGUISH FLAME WITH WATER.
USE, CANDLE HOLDER MAY BECOME WARM and should be
handled with care.
BURNING THE GEL COMPLETELY TO THE BOTTOM. Extinguish
the candle while at least 1" of gel remains.
YOUR CANDLE CONTAINER BEFORE EACH USE. If you find
a chip or crack, discard it. If a match is accidentally
dropped into a candle, extinguish the candle and
remove the match. If this is not done, the flame
could burn away from the center creating a hazard.
CANDLE WICK MAINTENANCE. When blowing out wick,
take a minute to trim away loose or fallen wick
particles using a toothpick or other object to collect
pieces from 'liquidized' gel before it re-gels for
next burning. This will keep the top gel looking
nice and clean.
SHOULD BE TRIMMED TO NO MORE THAN ¼" (6mm).
A longer wick is prone to dark smoking, especially
with more fragrant candles. Also, a longer wick
is more apt to burn off center creating a hot spot
on the side of the container that could cause it
to fracture. When the candle is cool, trim the wick
with scissors. Votives should be extinguished before
the last half-inch of wax starts to melt.
candle on a LEVEL surface.
you are not going to burn your candle for some time,
it will help to keep the top of your
candle CLEAN FROM DUST by covering it with a cellophane
or plastic wrap.
LIGHTING CANDLES, ALWAYS REVIEW SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
information: Tip Sheet on Candle Safety
(National Fire Protection Association)
Safety Factors Bulletin
This information is designed to provide competent and reliable information
regarding the subject matter covered at the time it was published.
However, updates to the topic and its industry is ongoing and it is
up to you to educate yourself about current procedures regarding this
topic. It is up to YOU the candle maker to TEST TEST TEST each
design or procedure prior to distribution as sales or gifts. It
is up to you to contact your Supplier and ask questions
about updated procedures, design tips and products.
This information is provided with the understanding
that the author and publisher are not engaged in rendering legal,
financial, or other professional advice. Laws and practices often
vary from state to state and if legal or other expert assistance
is required, the services of a professional should be sought. The
author and publisher specifically disclaim
any liability that is incurred from the use or application of the
contents of this publication / website.
Gel candles may resemble a beverage or food product.
All pictures and references are "non-edible"
items made of nonfood (wax, glass, etc.) components. Be certain
that you understand the steps and precautions in making any gel
candle design and in using the gel candles. Failure to follow instructions
could result in fire, injury or smoke damage. If you have any
questions contact your Supplier.
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