Candle Care

Due to all Timmins candles and melts being hand poured there's a uniqueness to each and every one.

Which means no items will be identical visually, but they all smell delicious.

Store in a dry place but not too cool as Soy Wax can frost in cold conditions (however, this will not affect the burn of the candle). It actually looks pretty cool!

DISCLAIMER: Timmins Candles products are used at your own risk and by following above instructions you will get a great burn from your products. Timmins Candles does not accept responsibility for damage caused as a result of misuse of its products.


  • Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing. 

  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc. Remove any packaging that could catch fire, including the string and label around the rim. This is for decorative purposes ONLY and not to be left on when burning the candle.

  • Keep burning candles out of reach of children and pets.

  • Trim candlewicks to 1/4 inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks cause even burning and dripping. 

  • Always use a candle-holder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.

  • Be sure the candle-holder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This can help prevent heat damage to underlying surfaces and prevent glass containers from breaking. This is extremely important with Timmins Candles glass jars!

  • Keep the wax pool free of wick trimming, matches and debris at all times. 

  • Always read and follow the manufacturer's use and safety instructions carefully. Don't burn a candle longer than 4 hours at any one time.

  • Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans, and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning and avoid flame flare-ups and soothing. Drafts can also blow nearby lightweight items into the flame where they could catch fire. 

  • Always burn candles in a well ventilated roo. Don't burn too many candles in a small room or in a "tight" home where air exchange is limited. 

  • Don't burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. 

  • For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of was remains or 1/2 inch if in a container. If the wick doesn't look central when burning put it out immediately and contact us.

  • Never touch or move a burning candle or container candle when the wax is liquid. 

  • Never use a sharp knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It may scratch, weaken or cause glass to break upon subsequent use. 

  • Place burning candles at least 3 inches apart from one another. This helps ensure they do not melt one another, or create their own drafts to cause improper burning.

  • Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle. It's the safest way to prevent hot wax splatters. 

  • Never extinguish a candle with water. The water can cause the hot was to splatter and might cause a glass container to break. 

  • 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. 

  • Extinguish a candle if repeatedly smokes, flickers or the flame becomes too high. The candle isn't burning properly. Cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before relighting. 

  • Never use a candle as a night light.