Candle Safety & User Guide

Candle Safety

Candle Curing

When burning for the first time, please burn the candle for 1 – 2 hours.

The candle has a burning memory, and the wax around the wick needs to be heated evenly for the first time. Otherwise, the burning of the candle is limited to the wick.

Candle Safety

Don’t leave candles unattended. Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.

To protect your furniture, keep candles away from flammable items.

Increase Burning Time

Make sure that the candle is not in a ventilated place when burning. The wind will make the candle burn unevenly, thereby reducing the life of the candle.

The maintenance of the candle wick can help the candle burn evenly and prevent the black smoke from burning.

Extinguish the Candle

Always remember to never blow candles with your mouth.

This not only damages the candles, but it also produces black smoke. Use a candle extinguisher to extinguish the candle or use a candle extinguisher tool to pierce the wick into the wax. Discontinue burning when the candle is less than 1.5cm tall.

User Guide

  1. RECOMMENDATION: Use the Dried Flower Scented Candle as a decoration candle.
  2. If you wish to burn the candle, then:
    • Remove dried flowers completely before as you start and finish burning. This avoids damage to the flowers and herbs or catching alight.
    • It is suggested that you place a glass/metal plate under the candle when you light it. The wooden base is purely ornamental.
  3. When you first burn your Blue Jacar Crystal Healing candle, make sure the wax is melted evenly across the diameter of the candle (which will take about an hour with both wicks alight). If you burn it for less than an hour, the wax will burn unevenly in the centre and will eventually drown the candlewick. For the Blue Jacar Dried Flower candle, burn for at least an hour and until the wax becomes soft enough for you to begin to remove the larger dried decorations from the candle. 
  4. Always trim your wick before you light your candle. The length of the wick should be 6mm to ensure even wax melting. Stop burning your candle when the wax is 15mm or less.
  5. Do not burn this candle for longer than 2-3 hours. Always keep the door and windows open after you extinguish the candle to keep the room well-ventilated. Ensure the jar is cool before handling it to prevent burns.
  6. Please keep this candle away from pets and children.

Blue Jacar Home Collection – FAQs 💬

How long will a Blue Jacar Home candle burn for?

A 285g Blue Jacar Home Candle can burn up to 45 hours. As our crystal candles has 2 cotton wicks, the burning hour would be 30 hours if you burn both cotton wicks at the same time.

Please kindly note that we aim to ensure all of our candles are as long lasting as possible. However, burn times do vary based on a variety of factors, which includes candle maintenance, the length of each continuous burn time, candle placement, and the age of the candle.

 

Do I need to trim the candle wicks?

Yes. While the wax level drops, the wicks effectively become longer. We sincerely advise that you trim the wicks and ensure they’re upright prior to each new burn.

Why do I need to stop burning the candle when there is 15mm of wax left?

Discontinue burning your candle when there is 15mm of wax less. Otherwise,  there may not be enough wax left in the candle to absorb the heat of the flame, this will lead the glass to becoming very hot and/or to become cracked.

Is it safe to put dried flowers/herbs in a candle?

Adding dried herbs and/or flowers into the hot wax during the candle-making process actually gives fragrances and texture to the candle. Examples of herbs/flowers that you could add can include rosemary, thyme, bergamot, savoury and germander, flower petals, and other natural ingredients. We suggest you adjust and remove the dried herbs and/or flowers before and after burning to avoid and prevent any damaged caused or burns on the dried herbs and/or flowers.

What can I do with the crystal after I finished my Crystal Candle?

It is completely up to you but we highly recommend you to keep the crystals as a decoration.

Why sometimes I can’t smell the candle when it’s burnt?

Sometimes our noses can become “nose blind” (or “olfactory fatigue”) to scents that we get used to and we tend to not notice them anymore. If you can no longer smell your candle, it does not mean the scent has disappeared; more than likely your brain had enough and switched off so you no longer notice the scent.

How many candles will make a room smell good?

According to research, use about one 8 oz candle for every 10 square foot of space. Each Blue Jacar Home Collection scented soy candle is roughly 3 oz.  So, a larger living room might require three to four (small) candles to make the whole room smell amazing. So, the more the better!

Why do I need to burn my candle at least 3 hours for the first time?

We say that the wax has a burning memory. So, the candle’s first burn is an important step to avoid tunnelling. Your goal on a first burn is to fully melt the top layer evenly, to ensure your candle pools completely across all of the wax. In the meantime, you can also adjust and/or remove the decorations (such as dried flower/herb and/or crystal) away from the wicks. If you do not, a “tunnel” will form in the centre of the candle, creating a memory ring. Once your candle starts tunnelling, you will lose all that peripheral wax surface area for future burns.

Is there anything special about your candles?

The wick is the soul of our candles. Our wicks are 100% cotton and we use natural cotton fibres for our candles, which we import from the USA, to guarantee that it will burn perfectly. We also use 100% natural soybean wax, and the best perfumes and natural essential oils for our candle.

Is your essential oil pure?

Yes, our raw materials are sourced from various parts across the world. We also guarantee that our essential oils are 100% natural and pure, and that no base oils have been added.

Do you have certificates or any test reports?

Yes, we have the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) certificate and our candle factory has the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) certificate. We cooperate with Russia Disneyland for Party Candles, and the USA Dollar Tree market.

Why is my candle turning yellow? Does that mean my candle is defective?

There are a few main reasons why your candle might be turning yellow: oxidisation (when it’s exposed to oxygen for a long period of time), if it is exposed to direct light, or the wax becomes too hot when melting. But it’s okay, if your candle turns yellow it does not affect the burn or quality at all.

What is the fusing point for the Blue Jacar Hanging Scented Candle?

The fusing point for Blue Jacar Hanging Scented Candle would be about 45 degrees celsius. So, please make sure the room temperature is the right fit for our lovely hanging candles (:


Fire Safety

ASTM F2417 –  Standard Specification for Fire Safety for Candles
 
1. Scope
1.1 This specification is intended to prescribe minimum safety requirements for candles to provide a reasonable degree of safety for normal use with candles, thereby improving personal safety and reducing fires, deaths, and injuries.
1.2 This specification is not intended to replace other important safety practices that should be in place, such as adult supervision, close monitoring, fire detection, alarm or suppression systems, and use of candles away from combustible materials.
1.3 Flame-producing devices, such as candles, present a potential hazard to the user. This specification cannot eliminate all hazards, but will minimize the potential hazards of candles to the user.
1.4 This specification is used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions, but does not by itself incorporate all factors required for fire hazard or fire risk assessment of the materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.
1.5 This standard is used to predict or provide a quantitative measure of the fire hazard from a specified set of fire conditions involving specific materials, products, or assemblies. This assessment does not necessarily predict the hazard of actual fires which involve conditions other than those assumed in the analysis.
1.6 Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests.
1.7 This specification states values in SI units which are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parenthesis are for information only.
1.8 This specification does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.
 
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)
ASTM Standards
D92 Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester
D93 Test Methods for Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester
E136 Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750C
E176 Terminology of Fire Standards
F400 Consumer Safety Specification for Lighters
F1972 Guide for Terminology Relating to Candles and Associated Accessory Items
NFPA Standard
NFPA909 Code for the Protection of Cultural Resources
Index Terms
candles; end of useful life; fire safety testing; flame height; gel; secondary ignition ; stability; tealight; tealight cup: Candles; Fire safety ;