Please keep all candles away from children and pets. Always place
candles on a non flammable surface. Keep away from drafts and always
use a snuffer to put the candle out, never blow it out. Please remember
that the flame of a candle needs air to burn properly. A flame starving for
air will waver back and forth , and as such will pollute the air with soot.
Pillars that are 2" in diameter and larger:
Trim wick to 1/4 inch before lighting. As the candle burns allow the
liquid pool to melt out towards the edge. When the melted pool reaches
about 1/4" - 3/8" from the edge , it is at this time that you gently
push the top edge walls in towards the wick, as you do this , the pool
of wax rises up. If the wick is more than a 1/4 inch trim it now. Always
remember; first push, then trim. Trim wick on angle and push down on top of
wick to open up the fibres after trimming. To extinguish the flame, use a
snuffer or gently push the wick over into the melted wax and straighten
upright with a paper clip . Never blow out a candle flame.
Pushing in sides of candle as liquid pool melts to within 3/8" of the
edge. To prevent " hollowing " or " tunnelling " in the center of the candle ,
the melted pool must be allowed to melt out near the edge each and every
time the candle is lit.
The following chart may be used as a guideline for servicing your beeswax candle,
and also help in choosing the appropriate size candle for your style of burning.
Candle diameter Minumum Burn Time
and Service frequency
2 inches 1 hour
2 1/4 inches 1 - 1.5 hours
2 1/2 inches 1.5 - 2 hours
2 3/4 inches 2 - 2.5 hours
3 inches 2.5 - 3 hours
NOTE : Pillars that are less than 2" in diameter require no maintenance. Burn
them as if they were just large tapers. Never trim the wick especially upon re-lighting.
This is possible due to our finely cleaned wax and self trimming cotton wicking.
For more information on self trimming cotton wicking please visit Atkins and Pearce
Place in a t-light cup or holder made for a t-light. They should be self sufficient
and need no care.
We recommend that flat top votives be burned in a tealight cup or container that
allows sufficient air flow to supply the flame. A flame wavering back and forth is
a sign of a flame starving for air, resulting in incomplete combustion. A flame
that is not burning efficiently will produce air pollution in the form of unburned
beeswax, or soot. Small Beehives are designed to be burned free standing on a saucer
or other heat resistant surface.
Tapers need to be well secured or seated in a taper holder. Do not place near drafts.
Always use a snuffer to put out, never blow them out. NEVER TRIM A TAPER WICK.
Maintain the wick as long as possible. A shortened wick will produce a flame that
is hot enough to melt the wax but not hot enough to vapourise the wax efficiently ,
resulting in pooling of the liquid wax causing dripping to occur.
Please Note :
Square braided cotton wicking is designed to curl as it burns. The curl causes
the flame to widen out causing a hotter , brighter flame. To burn cleanly as a
maintenance free candle ( tapers, tealights , votives , and small diameter pillars)
the wicking must curl. This curl causes the flame to be off centered , but be assured
if left to its own devices the candle will burn dripless and smokeless , we just have
to be patient and allow it an opportunity to do its work.