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Candle Care and Maintenance


Care, caution and proper maintenance should always be taken while enjoying your Jamcat Candles.

 The general rules of candle safety are to burn within sight, keep the candle away from things that can catch fire and keep away from children and pets.

Avoid drafty areas and do not move your candle while lit, and burn only on a level, heat resistant surface.  The industry standard for keeping a candle lit is for no longer than 4 hours at a time.  So, please make sure before leaving the house, or going to sleep, you check to make sure your candles have been extinguished.

Did you know the first burn of your candle is the most important burn of its life?  Please make sure you schedule for and allow enough time for the melted wax to reach as close to the edges of your vessel as possible.  Creating this "melt pool" may take a few hours, depending on the width of your vessel.  If this is not accomplished on the first burn, your candle has now created a "memory" and will only burn down its created "tunnel" on its subsequent burns.

 Before each burn, please trim the wick to 1/4" and keep wax free of all wick trimmings, matches and debris.

A short, maintained wick will help to lengthen the life of your candle, minimize the chance of soot production and keep your vessel from getting too hot.  Additionally, during a burn, it may be necessary to extinguish, cool and trim before re-lighting.

 Have you ever used a wick trimmer?  This is a wonderful tool that ensures your wick is the proper length and the area surrounding your wick is kept  clean of any debris at the time of trimming.  We sell wick trimmers!   Click here to learn more!                                                    

Do you generally blow out your candles to extinguish them? Did you know using a candle snuffer or wick dipper will help to minimize the unsightly smoke that can be created from blowing out a candle? Additionally, such candle maintenance tools can ensure the wax remains contained within your vessel, and not blown onto surrounding surfaces, or you!

 We know you want to get the most out of your Jamcat Candles, and we want that for you too, but you should end use of your candles when 1/2" of wax remains.  Exposing the vessel to increased heat with little or no wax remaining could cause it to get too hot!

 We pride ourselves on finding unique vessels for you to use and enjoy long after your candle’s life! It is an added bonus to purchasing from Jamcat Candles!!  In cleaning out your vessel, please do not pour any wax down your drain.  Hot, soapy water will clean the inside of your vessel to prepare it for its next use and new life!

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about proper candle care and maintenance!

Enjoy your candles!