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Candle Care & Safety

Welcome aboard and thank you for choosing the Omume experience. We are happy to be your guide! You’re about to take off to your desired destination through our mood-enhancing candles. But first, here are some safety guidelines from the National Candle Association to keep in mind before your relaxing journey.

Before Lighting:

  • Before burning, always trim the wick to ¼ inch. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring.
  • Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
  • Use a candle holder specifically designed for candle use. It should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.

Burn candles in a well-ventilated room:

  • Avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping.
  • Burn candle for at least 1 hour but no longer than 4 hours and cool for at least two hours before relighting.
  • When lighting a candle, use long matches or a long-reach lighter. 

While Burning:

  • Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure.
  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch remains in the container.
  • Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts before re-lighting.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
  • Never touch or move a candle while it is burning or while the wax is liquefied. Do not use a candle as a night light or while you may fall asleep.
  • Never leave a candle unattended or near anything that can catch fire. 
  • Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This is to make sure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts that will cause the candles to burn improperly.

When Extinguishing a Candle: 

  • Do not use water to extinguish a candle, this is because water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might break a glass container.
  • Don’t touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.
  • If available, use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.
  • Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
  • Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.