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Tips & Safety

CANDLE TIPS & SAFETY

Avant-garde Home wants you to be as safe as possible when burning your candles. We recommend:

  • Keeping your candles away from children at all times.

  • Place your candles on a dry surface away from anything that could catch fire.

  • Never leave burning candles unattended

  • Never move a burning hot candle.

  • Never burn a candle at night while asleep.

  • Be very careful when extinguishing a candle. We recommend that you use a snuffer.

  • Avoid drafts and placing near air currents.

Failure to follow instructions could result in fire hazard or injury!

TRIMMING THE WICK

Trimming your wick is very important to the life and burn of the candle. Trimming the wicks will significantly decrease or eliminate soot and it will ensure that you achieve the maximum burn time of your candle.  When a wick gets too long it cannot draw wax up to the top of the wick. Therefore, the wick starts to burn which will cause soot. If you start to see soot around your candle jars, chances are you are not trimming your wick properly.

Our wicks are centered at the time the candles are created however the wick may shift during the burn. If the wick shifts while burning we do not recommend touching hot wax or the wick however you may attempt to recenter the wick at your own risk.

BURN TIME

Avant-garde Home performs routine test to ensure the quality and burn times for our candles. However, burn times can vary depending on the placement of your candles, the height of the wick, and if you place your candles near a draft. Draft areas will cause your candle to burn slightly quicker and will cause soot.

  • 12 oz Lux Candles: 70-80 Hours

  • 4 oz Lux Mini Tins:  20-25 Hours

For best performance: 

  • When lighting your Avant-garde Home candle for the first time, light the wick where the wax meets the wick (on the edge of the wick, not at the top of the wick). After the first burn, you can light it from the top of the wick.

  • After each burn, TRIM YOUR WICK 1/8 of an inch. This step is very vital to the life of your candle.

  • Burn your candle until the wax melts evenly across the container, not to exceed 4 hrs. If the wax is not allowed to liquify or to melt from edge to edge of the container, it will create a “memory ring,” and it will continue to tunnel and burn that way for the life of the candle. If you are unable to burn the candle for 4 hours at a time, please re-frame from lighting it at that time.

  • To preserve the fragrance, we recommend burning your candles in 4 hour increments.  

  • Discontinue use when only a 1/2 inch of wax remains at the bottom of the container.

  • Burn candles in a well-ventilated room, but away from drafts and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting.

CANDLE PERFORMANCE & ROOM SIZES

Some candle lovers receive great results in their open floor plans with just one candle. However, depending on the size and structure of your space, you may need more than one. It is more difficult for one candle to fill an open floor plan since the fragrance has to travel to fill the full space. The further away from the candle in an open floor plan, the less intense it will be. An average size room with four walls will keep the scent inside and allow the fragrance to intensify.

HOME PERFUME OIL TIPS & SAFETY

OIL PERFORMANCE

For best performance: 

  • Keep your oil burner clean & remove old oil.

  • Burn your oil for 2-4 hours at a time.

Our testing has shown that 2 full droppers of Avant-garde Home Perfume Oil can fill areas of the home with an amazing aroma. Results may vary depending on the size of your home and floor plan structure.

OIL SAFETY

Avant-garde Home wants you to be as safe as possible when burning your oils. We recommend:

  • Keeping your oil burners & oils away from children at all times.

  • If using a tea light oil burner, place the oil burner on a dry surface away from anything that could catch fire.

  • Never leave tea light oil burners unattended or near a draft.

  • Never move a hot oil burner. This includes electrical oil burners.

  • Never burn your oils while asleep.

  • Be very careful when extinguishing the tea light in your oil burner. We recommend that you use a snuffer

Do not place the oil on your skin as a perfume or moisturizer.

Home Perfume Oils should be used with an oil burners or suitable diffusers only.

Failure to follow instructions could result in fire hazard or injury!

For more Candle Safety Rules please visit the NCA Candle Safety Pagewww.candles.org/fire-safety-candles