top of page

Candle Care Guide

I've put together this Candle Care Guide to help you get the best experience from your Baked Candle Co. candles!
We are proud of the products we create, using natural soy wax, handpicked fragrance oils and premium cotton (lead-free) wicks and we want you to experience maximum enjoyment from our products.  It is very important that you burn candles responsibly. Please follow these simple guidelines for the best experience.

-Always read and follow the warning labels on your candles. They will advise you of the safest way to burn each type of candle. 

-Always burn candles on a heat resistant surface or in a sturdy, heat resistant container. Avoid wood or plastic holders as well as keep away from any flammable materials, like curtains and clothing. Remember "Stop, Drop and Roll"

-Trim wick to 1/4 inch before lighting each and every time. To trim wicks, use a specialty candle accessory, called a wick trimmer, or, let wax cool and harden, flip upside down and trim wick. This will prevent the wick trimmings from falling into your candle.​ You want to keep any foreign objects out of your candle, like wick trimmings and matches.

-Allow candles to reach room temperature before lighting. When candles get shipped to you, they could travel in the courier trucks for days before reaching you. In the cooler months, if the glass is cold and becomes hot when lighting, the glass can crack. During the warmer months, the wax can become soft and it'll burn too quickly.


​-Allow wax to melt to the edge of the vessel before extinguishing. This will give you the longest burn time from your candle. A general rule of thumb: burn for 1 hour for every inch in diameter. Example: If your candle is 3" wide, it should burn for 3-4 hours to get a full melt pool.
-Never leave a burning candle unattended or lit while you are sleeping.​

-Teach your children to be careful around open flames. Make sure they understand that candles are not toys, or something they can eat or drink.  


-Never blow out your candles! Blowing out your candles could cause hot wax to splash. Always extinguish by suffocating the flame. Use a special tool called a "snuffer" OR simply put the lid on the lit candle and the flame will extinguish itself.


-Keep your extra candles out of direct sunlight and harsh indoor lighting. Store them in a cool and dark place to prevent yellowing and discolouration.

Please visit the following link for more information on Canada's Candle Safety Guidelines.

bottom of page