Product Use & Safety Tips Page

How you burn your candle matters, follow these tips and we GUARANTEE your Britten & Bailey's Candle will not tunnel.
Video including candle burn tips
  • During each candle use, it is recommended to burn the candle long enough to liquefy the entire top layer of wax(which can take a while). Allowing the candle to liquefy from edge-to-edge will keep the opening wide and prevent tunneling.
  • Trim candle wicks to 1/4" before each use. This will help prevent soot and extend the life of the candle. Do not drop matches or other flammable items into the candle and keep wax clear of debris.
  • Keep candles away from curtains or anything that could ignite. Keep in mind that curtains and other objects can move and encounter a burning flame (when in a draft or air-conditioned space). Do not burn candles in a drafted space.
  • Always keep candles in sight when in use and keep away from children and pets.
  • Never move a burning candle. Allow the candle to completely cool and wax to solidify before moving. The candle, container and/or wax can become extremely hot when in use.
  • Use a candle plate (heat resistant) to protect surfaces. Never put a candle directly on a surface that is flammable or could be damaged by heat or oil.
  • If the candle wick develops a mushroom-shaped tip, extinguish the candle using the lid (if possible), allow the candle to completely cool and remove the tip by pinching between your fingers using a tissue. This will ensure your candle burns evenly and prevents excess wick debris from falling into the candle.
  • If your candle has a lid, always store it with the lid on. It helps keep the fragrance in the wax. Leaving a lid off of a candle allows the fragrance to diffuse and the next time you burn it the strength will be weaker.

For more candle safety tips, please visit the National Candle Association’s website at