Burning Tips

Burning tips:

We want you to enjoy our candles in your HOUSE with these simple tips to get the longest life out of our pure Soy products,

Candle care & burning is a responsibility. Please read and follow all warning label instructions that are provided with your products.

*Soy candles burn* up to 50% longer if you take the time to let it have its initial "memory" burn and full melt pool. Burn your candle for 1 hour for each inch of its diameter (Ex: A candle 3" in diameter should be burned for 3 hours to establish its "memory". This allows the candle to establish its full melt pool, increasing its "scent throw". If a candle isn't given its proper memory burn, it will "core down" the center or "tunnel" and a good scent throw cannot be achieved. 

  **Burn times will always vary depending on the placement of your candle. Burn times will vary depending on the height of your wick. A longer wick, the quicker the candle will burn. Drafty areas will also make your candle burn faster. You can extend your candles burn time by allowing it to have it's "memory" burn.

**Never burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time than allow to cool completely before relighting. Allowing a container to get to hot could crack the glass and cause hot wax to leak. Please use caution when burning any candle.

**Cove House uses only 100% all natural soy wax (no blends) and lead free cotton wicks which produce no black soot, however if your wick is not trimmed and maintained properly, your candle may produce soot. Always trim your wick to 1/4" before lighting your candle.  Always burn your candle on a level, heat resistant surface.  If the wick begins to have a large flame, starts flickering constantly, or if the wick becomes larger than 1/4" extinguish the flame with a wick dipper (a great tool for extinguishing your candle without creating a lot of smoke) let cool for 1-2 hours, re-trim wick and re-light.  Always keep the wick centered, this is best done after the candle has been extinguished and the wax is still soft.

**If you have a weak flame or your flame "drowns out", your wick was cut to short. Extinguish flame, pour off excess wax into a lined trash can or similar container and relight. Process may need to be repeated. Once enough wick is exposed, the candle will relight and stay lite.

**If for some reason you cannot smell the scent of the candle you are burning, leave the room for a about ten minutes and let your olfactory sense adjust.  Many times the olfactory becomes accustomed to your surroundings and blocks out scents that are in your immediate area.  When you return you should be able to smell the fragrance. 

**Many homes now have open floor plans combining multiple rooms. More than one candle may be needed. Although Cove House uses the maximum amount of fragrance load allowed in our all natural soy wax,  some of our fragrances are bolder (Bayberry, Red Hot Cinnamon)  and will scent an entire home, while others are lighter (pink sugar, Wedding Day, etc.)  and have been designed to achieve a subdued atmosphere.  We recommend for those with large living spaces is to have an additional Cove House Candle to achieve maximum scent throw for these larger living spaces.

A small to medium sized candle will almost never be able to fill a large room. Ex: a 14oz candle will fill a 20x20 room, any bigger would require a larger candle.

**Wooden Wick candles can be a bit pesky when lighting and may require more than one try on the initial lighting.  When lighting a wooden wick candle for the first time, light the corner of the wick where the wick meets the wax until constant flame is achieved.
RELIGHTS -when candle is cooled, brush off charred part or trim to 1/4" with nail clippers and relight.


**Remove lids before burning
**Keep wick trimmed to 1/4" at all times to ensure even burning & to prevent the flame from becoming to large.
**Keep out of reach of children & pets, curtains and flammable objects.
**Always burn your on a stable heat resistant surface & within sight, never leave candles unattended.
**Keep wick centered & extinguish the flame if it becomes to close to the side of your container.
**Keep away from drafts & vents.  Always keep candle away from anything that can catch fire.
**Do not touch or move candle when lit or when wax is melted, glass can become hot.
**Keep wax free of wick trimmings, matches and any other flammable material.
**Burn your soy candle in a well ventilated room.
**Discard candle when wax is 1/2" or less from the bottom of the container.

**Cove House candle wax is bio-degradable and cleans up with warm soapy water.
**Our glass containers are all reusable, wash in warm soapy water to clean out excess soy wax.

**Always pour the discarded wax in a trash can, or similar container, never pour wax down sink drains.

**Cove House Candles are not body safe, please do not apply melted wax to your skin

**Votives must be burned in an appropriate votive holder. If not burned in an appropriate holder, votive will completely liquefy in approximately a half hour leaving a big puddle of wax. 

**Unlike paraffin wax melts, Cove House all natural soy melts do not evaporate. After the scent is burned off, simply pour the soy wax in a lined trash can or similar container. Never pour wax down your sink drain, it can clog.

**Tarts, clamshells and tea lights must be burned in an appropriate burner/container. Please read attached warning label.