Burning Tips

You will find that Glorylight Candles have very little soot and burning problems if you follow these simple burning tips. Most candle burning problems (smoking, soot, big flame, damaged furniture) are due to improper use and burning habits. If you follow the instructions on the warning label provided with your candle and the tips outlined below, you will experience only great scent throw and superior burning with Glorylight Candles.
    • A candle should be burned at least one hour for every inch of it's diameter. For example, a candle that is 3 inches in diameter should be burned at least 3 hours to achieve a full melt pool and maximum scent throw. This will also eliminate "cratering", when the candle burns down the middle leaving a large amount of wax around the sides. This applies to both pillar and container candles.

    • You should keep your candle wicks at ¼" by trimming them regularly. This reduces most soot and smoking problems. Glorylight Candles are wicked to achieve maximum melt pool and scent throw. If you keep the wicks trimmed to ¼", you will have virtually no soot or smoking. This applies to both pillar and container candles.

    • Keeping your candles out of drafts also helps eliminate soot and smoke problems and will keep a nice even burn.

    • For container candles, you should discontinue use when there is ½" of wax at the bottom of the jar. This will keep the glass from becoming too hot and possibly cracking.

    • Place candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface and do not use candles in places where they could be knocked over by children or pets.

    • You should always burn candles on a heat resistant surface. Many people have unfortunately burned a candle on the top of their TV and have ended up with an ugly warped surface. Use candle holders that are sturdy, won't tip over easily, and are made from a material that can't burn.

    • You should not place lit candles in windows, where blinds and curtains can close over them.

    • Candles will fade if left in direct sunlight for an extended amount of time.

  • You should never leave a burning candle unattended and all candles should be kept out of reach of children.