Houshold candles

When using these tall candles, ensure they fit tightly into the holder. Also ensure they are absolutely upright and take exstra care they are away from flammable items. Extinguish candle before the candle burns down to within 3cm of the holder or 5cm of decorative candle ring, if used.

Tea lights

These have a metal container which will hold the melted wax. This makes them suitable for use in open containers which have air holes in them. However, make sure the air supply is adequate, do not move when wax is still liquid and do not allow the wax to burn away....this can cause a fire. When tea lights are used as a heat source, ensure there is a minimum of 3cm between the flame and the surface. Never use water to extinguish.

Figure candles

These are individually designed to be primarily decorative. Always place on large holder as irregularly shaped "silicone" candles may drip and burn down quicker.

Outdoor candles

Candles which specify "outdoor use only" must not be burned indoors. Always ensure that the pot/glass/container is stable, on a fireproof surface, and note that the holder will become hot when the candle is lit. Never allow the flame to come into direct contact with holder. Do not allow the wax to burn away completely. Torches have to be placed in an upright position away from overhanging branches or trees. Do not use on patios or by decorative stonework in case of wax spillage.

Floater candles

Always use in a suitable water-filled bowl. Never allow the flame to come into direct contact with glass.
Pillar candles
Solid coloured pillar candles, for the best result it need to be kept burning for 3-4 hours at a time on about 4 occasions. To ensure the candle burns down evenly all around, the wick should always be in the centre and its tip shortened if it is producing a big flame. Draughts will take the candle smoke drip and burn down unevenly.

Pillar candles

Pillar candles, for the best result, need to be kept burning for 3-4 hours at a time on about 4 occasions. To ensure the candle burns down evenly all around, the wick should always be in the centre and its tip shortened if it is producing a big flame.  Draughts will take the candle smoke drip and burn down unevenly.

Stearin candles

When lighted for the first time the candle should burn for at least 4 hours. The process will create the maximum life length for the candle.
The bigger the candle diameter, the longer the burning time should be first time lightened.
A candle with diameter up to 100mm should burn from 4 to 5 hours.