CANDLE BURN TIME & SAFETY GUIDANCE

Here are BeGin Again, we want you to really enjoy the scent throw of our candles in your homes and workplaces. To ensure you get the best possible experience, we use a high percentage oil to wax ratio and have researched and tested many different wax blends in order to find one we really love the 'burn' of and therefore you will too! 

Below are the approximate burn times you can expect from a candle purchased from us - obviously we can't control the circumstances in which you burn them as environmental factors such as room temperature, air flow and even the amount of oxygen will affect the burn time - but this should give you a rough idea. Weights stated for the candle products on our website are for the candles themselves and do not include the container weights.

As a general rule of thumb: smaller votive candles burn about 7 to 9 hours for each ounce (28g) of wax you use. Larger candles with long wicks burn wax at a much faster rate and a typical estimate for larger candles averages 5 to 7 hours for each ounce (28g), giving a 12-ounce (336g) candle 60 to 84 hours of burn time.

 

Our 250g candles (Fragrance cubes and Alchemy cubes for example) will give you approximately 45 - 63 hours of burn time; our large BeGin Again Bottles candles (a 600g candle for example) will give you approximately 107 - 160 hours of burn time.

Candle Safety Guidelines

We really want our customers to be safe when using our candles and wax melt products, so please read these guidelines.

 

The Dos and Donts from https://www.fireservice.co.uk/safety/candles/

  • Always put candles on a heat resistant surface. Be especially careful with night lights and tea lights, which get hot enough to melt plastic. TVs are not fire-resistant objects

  • Put them in a proper holder. Candles need to be held firmly upright by the holder so they won’t fall over. The holder needs to be stable too, so it won’t fall over either

  • Position them away from curtains. Don’t put candles near curtains or other fabrics – or furniture. And keep them out of draughts

  • Don’t put them under shelves. It’s easy to forget that there’s a lot of heat above a burning candle. If you put it under a shelf or other surface then it can burn the surface. Make sure there’s at least three feet (one metre) between a candle and any surface above it

  • Keep clothes and hair away. If there’s any chance you could lean across a candle and forget it’s there, put it somewhere else. You don’t want to set fire to your clothes or your hair

  • Keep children and pets away. Candles should be out of reach of children and pets

  • Keep candles apart. Leave at least four inches (10cm) between two burning candles

  • Take care with votive or scented candles. These kinds of candles turn to liquid to release their fragrance, so put them in a glass or metal holder

  • Don’t move them when they’re burning. Extinguish candles before moving them. Also, don’t let anything fall into the hot wax like match sticks

  • Don’t leave them burning. Extinguish candles before you leave a room. Never go to sleep with a candle still burning. And never leave a burning candle or oil burner in a child’s bedroom

  • Use a snuffer or a spoon to put them out. It’s safer than blowing them, which can send sparks and hot wax flying

  • Double check they’re out. Candles that have been put out can go on smouldering and start a fire. Make sure they’re completely out.