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Glass Jar Candle Safety Tips

Aug. 09, 2022

Glass containers are as popular in candle making, as they should be. Most candles made today are made with soy wax, and the wax melts easily. You will need something to hold all the wax together while the candle burns. Problems can occur when using the wrong glass containers. Next, the candle glass jar supplier will share them with you.


Glass Container Candle Safety Tips

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your candles and make sure their containers are safe.


Never leave them unattended.

Never place them on an unstable surface.

Place them away from other materials.

Trim the wick so that it is 1/4 inch peruse.

Do not leave candles burning for more than 4 hours.

Do not burn the candle to the very bottom of the container.

Keep candles away from water

Always use a heat resistant surface under the candle

Candle Glass Jar


Candle Glass Jar

Never place on an unstable surface

If all the wax in the candle jars melts and the candle is uneven, the wick may slide to the side of the candle. This is the type of situation where the candle could explode and send the hot wax anywhere.

Trim the wick to 1/4 inch each time you use it

Trimming the wick to the proper length will prevent the flame from becoming too large. If the flame is too large, it will dump the large flame and may make the sides of the container too hot. It may crack or break the container. 

Do not burn for more than 4 hours at a time

When you burn a candle for more than 4 hours at a time, it will melt all the wax in the container. The wick will start to build up carbon, which will cause an irregular flame and can lead to soot and even cracked jars.

Amber Glass Candle Jar

 Amber Glass Candle Jar     

Do not burn the candle all the way to the bottom of the container

When you burn the candle all the way to the bottom of the container, the heat from the flame has nowhere to go but out into the glass. This causes the glass at the bottom to start expanding while the rest of the glass remains cold. This will cause the container to break and will leak out all the liquid wax left in the container.


Keep the candle away from water

If the candle gets hot, the last thing to do is to let a few drops of a waterfall on the hot container or in the melted wax. This will cause the candle container to explode. Glass shards and melted wax will be everywhere.


Always use heat resistant surfaces under candles

You will often see a small square or round mirror in the center of the table. Anything non-flammable will keep candlelight and melted wax away from your table or desk.

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