Caring for your candle

Important Candle Care Safety Advice

Hayes & Finch are one of the worlds finest manufacturers and suppliers of church candles. Established in 1882, we are extremely proud of our  133 year heritage – manufacturing high quality candles to the same exacting standards today, as we have done throughout our history.

Please follow the guidelines below to help prolong the life and ensure optimum performance of your candles.

General usage guidelines

–   Never leave a burning candle unattended
–   Burn candles out of reach of children and pets
–   Always leave at least 10cm between burning candles
–   Do not burn candles on or near anything that can catch fire
–   Always use a candleholder
–   Do not move a burning candle
–   Only use tea lights in holders and warming stoves with sufficient ventilation
–   Do not place candles in or near a draught
–   Do not place candles near a source of heat
–   Always place candles in a upright position
–   Trim wick to about 1 cm before lighting the candle each time
–   Use a snuffer to extinguish the flame. Do not blow it out
–   Keep wax pool clear of matches and other debris to avoid flaring
–   Never use a liquid to extinguish
–   Please use a suitable holder [i.e. glass] or candlestick with your candle– as all candles liquefy when burning

Pillar and Paschal Candles

–   Always use a suitable candleholder
  Always place candles in an upright position

24hr and Votive Lights

–   Always use a suitable candleholder
–   Only use tea lights in holders and warming stoves with sufficient ventilation

General candle information

Please ensure the candlewick is snuffed out and the wick trimmed prior to re-lighting each time. You should clear any debris or foreign bodies that may fall and form in the wax pool of your candle (whilst it is still molten wax), this will help to avoid secondary wick.

Some candles may periodically develop a  clubbing of the wick, commonly known as a  carbon deposit whilst burning. This is due to impurities found naturally within the materials used in the fibres of the candlewick, and is not attributable to our production processes.

In the event of this happening, simply snuff out your candle, trim the wick to approximately 1cm and relight. This will aid in prolonging the optimum performance of your candle.

Caring for your candle with an attached transfer

These candles have a self-adhesive transfer attached for decoration purposes only. The transfer is not designed to burn with your candle and it is not advisable to burn the candle past the transfer. If required, the transfer can be removed carefully and moved further down the candle.

Burning candles is completely at the risk of the user.