Candle Care

Welcome to MatchBox Candle Co. — where we're all about helping you ignite your candle game! Yep, there's a little science (and a whole lot of fun) in caring for and burning your candles. Follow these easy-peasy instructions below to become a certified pro candle burner and make every flicker count!

Before Burning:

  • Don’t forget to trim that wick! (About 1/4") Untrimmed wicks lead to popping, smoking, and soot. This is how candles end up looking dirty and full of debris. Trim with a wick trimmer or a scissors.
  • Place the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface and avoid drafts, vents or air currents.
  • Keep out of reach to children and pets (tails included)

While Burning:

  • Burn your candle long enough to let the wax melt pool reach the edge of the container to promote an even burn (about 2-4 hours)
  • Always burn candle within sight
  • Don’t burn for more than 5 hours. 
  • Don’t fall asleep with your candle burning or leave unattended
  • Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a candle container when the wax is liquified
  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For safety measures, stop burning a candle when there is ¼ inch of wax left in the vessel
  • 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.

To Extinguish:

  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle, if available. If you are blowing your candle out, use caution to extinguish & gently blow from a safe distance.
  • Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled