Candle Care Tips
Thank you for your recent candle purchase. Please
consider your candle purchase from The Yvonne E. White
Collection as an investment. That is why we recommend
the following candle care tips to help maintain the
longevity, performance and the “ambiance” your candle
For the best results, trim the wick ¼” before each use.
Please try and do this between uses and only after the
candle is completely cool.
For the Destinations and Scentsation lines, try to use
the lid provided to extinguish the flame. This allows
the wick from drifting into the wax. Plus it helps to
eliminate an occasional smell of smoke after a candle
has been blown out. Think about it…you’ve just been
burning your candle for hours and enjoying the alluring
fragrance. You want that scent to still linger in the
room right? Not the smell of a blown out candle.
In between burning, the wick will become dark with
soot. Don’t be alarmed. This is where the Eco-Friendly
part takes place. Since we use all natural ingredients
including herbs, sugar, nuts and fruit extracts, this is
a normal organic reaction to extreme heat.
If you have purchased candles from our custom lines such
as the Elevate, Ovation, Pathway, Stone Spherical, etc.,
please follow these additional tips…
Upon first burn, let the candle burn for a minimum of 15
minutes. Allow the candle wax to completely cool and
harden before relighting. No need to fill the room with
a smoking candle.
This is why
is it so important to trim the wick. Trimming the wick
will ensure that your candle burns clean.
If you have a “snuffer", please use to extinguish the
flame. Using a snuffer will help prevent the candle’s
wick from drifting into the wax. Don’t blow the candle
out or pinch with your fingers. Wax may splash and
become uneven around the wick and you may burn yourself.
To rescue a wax-drowned wick, use a wax chisel to loosen
dried wax around the buried wick. If the wax is still
hot and in liquid form, lift the wick up and away with
the tool. Sunlight is not a friend to your candles…
Sunlight can fade the color and melt your candle. Be
careful not to set it in direct contact with sunlight.
Candle wax “puddle” is natural. Dripping wax, essential
oils and color can bleed onto surfaces if a candle is
directly placed onto your surface. To ensure surface
protection, please make sure there is a candleholder or
tray beneath the candle at all times. Direct placement
may cause wax residue or heat damage to your surface.
No one wants to spend time removing harden wax from a
table or floor surface. So please follow these tips to
ensure this does not happen and you can enjoy the
natural stages your candle will endure.
To Prevent Fire And Serious Injury: Always keep a
burning candle within sight. Never leave a burning
candle unattended or within reach of children and pets.
Never burn on or near anything that can catch fire.
Keep wick centered and trimmed to ¼” before each use.
Burn candle on heat resistant surface or on a suitable
holder. Do not burn candle more than 4 hours at a
time. Keep burning candle away from drafts and vents.
Never handle a burning candle. Do not move while lit
or if wax has not hardened. Use caution when
extinguishing. Never use water to extinguish. Keep the
wax pool free of wick trimmings and debris. For
indoors use only. Failure to follow instructions could
result in fire hazard or personal injury.