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Using advice - Hypsoé

You just acquired a Hypsoé scented candle.
For maximum enjoyment, let us give you a bit of advice that will make it last even longer!

Using advice

  • Make sure your candle burns for at least 2 hours upon first use, so that its entire surface becomes liquid : the wick will then be « free ». You will avoid the formation of a well in the top surface, and ensure adequate combustion for future uses.
  • However, do not let a candle burn for more than 4 consecutive hours during the first two thirds and then between 1 and 2 hours maximum : since prolonged burning could alter the quality of the fragrance.
  • Periodically make sure that the wick remains vertical, well-centered and not too long (under 1 cm). Do think about cutting the wick with scissors if flame becomes too high. This will prevent the flame from producing too much smoke.
  • If glowing ambers appear at the end of the wick, cut it and do not let it rest on the wax.
  • For multiple-wick candles, always light all the wicks. A candle must burn evenly on its entire surface.
  • During burning, make sure the candle is not placed in a drafty area: wax could melt unevenly and the wick could then become off-center.
  • Extinguish your candle when there is only 0.50 cm of wax left at the bottom of the container. You can put out the candle either by smothering the flame, or by blowing lightly on it. Once put out, let the candle cool off before moving it. Then wait until all wax is solidified before using it again.
  • If your candle comes in a glass container, you can enjoy the convenience of our refill system: you keep the container and can refill it again with a new bar of scented wax. Refills are available for all our fragrances.

Directions for use

Non-compliance with these directions can cause fire hazard or injury. For your own safety, use only as intended and according to the instructions found on each product. Please carefully read the following guidelines:

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended, be very careful with the candle as an open source of fire.
  • Never let a candle burn for more than 4 consecutive hours during the first two thirds and then maximum 2 hours for the last third.
  • Do not swallow
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
  • Always place the candle upright, on a flat, stable surface which can resist to heat and fire (ex: never place it on glass or wood) and within distance of any inflammable material.
  • Always place the candle away from draughts, curtains or from an open window.
  • Always make sure that the smoke detector is in working condition before use.
  • Never place the candle on electronic devices.
  • Never let the flame touch the edge of the container.
  • Never use the candle if the container is damaged.
  • Do not touch, lift or move a lit candle, it can be very hot: wait for it to cool down.
  • Do not extinguish it with any liquid but by blowing slightly on the wick.
  • Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
  • Put the candle on a base, so that it doesn't touch the surface on which it's placed.