Candle making for some is a fun, relaxing hobby that would not break the bank when purchasing supplies for the activity. While for others, candle making is a business opportunity that can bring in some income on the side, or could be the main source of income for some.
For those who sell their very own candles, it is important to know the steps one should take in order to properly sell their merchandise.
The most important step to ensure your product is ready to sell is having warning labels that clearly inform the customer of any risks or hazards that may come from using your product. Without these labels, your business as a whole may be at risk if an accident were to occur due to your product malfunctioning, or performing in a dangerous manner.
Legally, any product that is sold to the public that may be a hazard if handled incorrectly must have a warning label in order to advise the consumer of any risks or hazards. Failing to have a warning label on your candles could have dire consequences on your products’ selling ability, and could have devastating effects on your business as a whole.
Candles that do not wear a warning label can be the subject of a lawsuit if an accident were to occur after a consumer attempted to light your candle. It is important to follow the necessary safety guidelines in order to sell your product safely and securely. Warning labels can be purchased at candle-making outlets, or you may also create your very own label. Safety should never be an afterthought when selling your candles to the public.
Warning labels on your candle are not meant to be a product design or a pleasing aesthetic for your candle. Having a warning label on your candle can help prevent many unforeseen accidents that may occur due to a lack of care or lack of concentration. Because candles are a fire hazard, it is important to have the proper rules and safety measures displayed on your candle in order to inform the consumer of any potential hazards. When it comes to candles, you may have several rules or warnings displayed on the label, but there are three rules that should always be displayed. These rules/precautions are:
Burning a candle is highly dangerous when neglected or kept within a space that can easily catch fire. Having your candles burn within an area that is easily visible and that is kept away from flammable objects is key to following the candle’s safety precautions. One important thing that all parents should never forget, is that children have a tendency to play with items that look cool or items that can create havoc or destruction. Most children won’t know any better due to their age, so it is important to keep flammable objects, such as candles, away from their reach in order to safely burn your product.
While you can purchase warning labels from different candle outlets, as well as candle-making websites, creating your own warning label can be a great way of adding more originality to your product. Having a warning label with your business’s name on the label can also help with making your brand a household name. While warning labels are a serious component of your candle, creating your own designed labels can add a flare to your design that can make it more attractive to the consumer.
There are several services you can use in order to create your very own label ranging from print centers that print your designs for you, or websites that allow you the freedom to create your own design and print from home. Candle-making requires lots of focus and commitment in order to deliver high-quality products, but having fun is the most important part in creating a product that everyone will love and enjoy.
The candle-making world is filled with tons of different candles that come in so many different shapes and sizes. The most unique of the bunch would happen to be novelty candles. Although not the most popular type of candle, these candles are the most versatile in terms of their usage and look. They can be given as gifts, used as holiday decorations, used for birthday celebrations, and used for so many other occasions. Although they are the toughest candles to craft for beginners, learning how to make these types of candles can be a fun and enjoyable process for all levels of candle makers.
These candles are very similar to pillar candles in the way that both require wax that would not spill over once it is lit up. Rather, novelty candles require a wax that would drip slowly once it has been lit, and a wax that is easy to mold once cooled. The best wax for the job would happen to be paraffin wax.
One of the best things about paraffin wax is its versatility when it comes to different forms of candle making. Because the wax has a low melting point, it allows for the wax to cool quicker resulting in the wax being easier to mold. This is one reason why the wax works so well for these types of candles, because of the wax’s ability to be shaped and manipulated.
As we discussed, novelty candles are great due to their versatility and their unique style. Unlike other types of candles, these candles can be formed into many different types of moldings. One of the best examples of novelty candles just happens to be birthday candles. Notice the way birthday candles aren’t just one type of shape? They can be made into numbers in order to represent a person’s age, or they can be made into different colored birthday candles.
Sculpted candles are another example of novelty candles due to their ability to burn without being stood up or without being held within a container. Sculpted candles include holiday-themed figures, religious-themed figures, or any other item that resembles an inanimate object or even a living creature as well. Sparklers are also another great example of novelty candles due to their unique ability to light up and sparkle just like the ones we use for the Fourth of July! In simple terms, any unique type of candle that does not require to be encased within a container or required to be stood up can be defined as a novelty candle.
While most of these candles are sculpted by hand or made with other molding techniques, candles made from molds could also be classified as novelty candles. The most popular type of candle that comes from a mold would happen to be pillar candles. Pillar candles, like novelty candles, can be molded into different shapes and sizes such as squares, stars, and the most common shape being a cylinder.
The difference between a pillar candle made from a mold and a novelty candle made from one is that the mold simply serves as a base for novelty candles. Because of the wax, we are using, which is paraffin, we are able to do so much more with the wax once it has cooled and hardened within the mold. Whereas pillars would simply be meant to be plain and simple, novelty candles are meant to have designs engraved within the candle, or molded into something creative and fun.
Making your own candles can seem like a difficult and confusing process to new candle makers. Often times new candle makers will struggle with where to begin their journey in candle making. Well, a very fun and easy way to begin your career in candle making can start with tapered candles. Taper candles are fun and easy to make for new beginners, and they look great as well!
Taper candles are tall, thin candles that can stand on it’s or own, or could be placed in holders. Taper candles can vary based on their size, diameter, and color. The burn time at which a taper can burn depends on the candle wax you use to make the taper and the wick that holds the taper. Height also plays a huge factor in the time at which a taper can burn.
A reason why a taper candle can be very easy to make is the fact that only a few pieces of equipment are needed to create them. The items needed to create a taper include wax, wicks, and a melting pot to melt your wax. I would also recommend a mason jar in order to support the taper.
To start the process of making a taper, you must first melt your wax in a melting pot. We recommend boiling a pot of water to rest your wax over in order to keep it from drying. Once your wax is melted down to the recommended temperature of 165 F, you can begin the dipping process. Before dipping your wicks into the wax, make sure they are trimmed down to your desired size.
Make sure to always add an extra 2 cm to your desired length in order to have a better melt. Once the wicks have been trimmed, you may begin dipping them into the hot wax. Keep the wicks submerged until you see air bubbles appear, once the air bubbles are completely gone you may then remove the wicks from the wax. Leave the freshly dipped wick in a warmed jar in order to keep them straightened and to avoid the wax drying completely. Once you have coated all of your wicks, place the remaining wax over the pot with boiled water in order to keep it warm enough to coat the wicks once again.
Once your wicks have cooled, re-dip them into the remaining wax to cover them in another coat of wax. Hang the wicks on a drying rack to allow them to cool and dry. Repeat this process until you have reached your desired size. Make sure you leave enough room for the wick to burn thoroughly. Once all is said and done, you will have beautiful tapers for yourself or others you may want to share them with.
To make your tapers more visually appealing we would recommend adding color to your final result. In order to add color, you must add candle dye to your wax as the wax is melting. We have step-by-step instructions on how to your dye your wax on our page, but in a simple explanation, you may use dye blocks or liquid dye to color your wax. For the dye blocks, use shavings sparingly in order to get the desired shade of color you would like. As for the dye, you may use one drop for every 5 lbs. of wax. Add both while the wax is at 185 F to get the best results.
Crafting an outdoor candle can get pretty tricky as you want to be mindful of the fragrance oils you are crafting with, as certain scents can attract bugs when you ultimately want to repel them!
Having an outdoor candle burning as you're relaxing on your patio, sitting by the pool or having dinner in your backyard can not only add that extra glow to the ambiance but it can also rid you of pesky bugs like mosquitoes and flies.
Creating a candle for outdoors is perfect for adding an extra touch to your outdoor décor. It’s especially great for the summer as a bright light can attract bugs.
Citronella candle fragrance: As a natural insect repellent citronella fragrance oils are perfect for crafting candles for outdoors as they already contain components that repel insects like mosquitoes. Its fragrance is grassy and floral making the perfect outdoor scent.
Lavender candle fragrance: Lavender fragrance oils are great for outdoor candles as it has analgesic, antifungal and antiseptic qualities. Not only can it prevent mosquito bites it can also help soothe and calm the skin if bitten by insects or reactive to outdoor plants. Its sweet smelling floral, herbal, and woodsy scent will create the perfect outdoor aroma as you relax on your patio.
Lemongrass candle fragrance: Derived from natural and non-toxic plants, lemongrass, much like Citronella, is great for repelling pesky insects that come with outdoor fun. With its fresh, lightweight and lemony scent lemongrass drives insects away and can also help boost your health.
Candle Safety Tips: Candles are a great way to add a new aroma to your home as well as a great addition to your home décor! The love for candles can grow so great that it can become a great hobby that may or may not transform into an at-home business!
Although having candles in your home can be a great addition and making them from home can be convenient and fun, it's important that we take the necessary safety measures to ensure we keep ourselves and our neighbors safe. The National Fire Protection Association reported that there are an average 21 home fires caused by candles, which can be prevented by following candle safety measures.
No matter your skill level or the amount of candles you’ve burned in your home it’s extremely important to continue taking safety precautions throughout your candle-making process and when it’s time to burn them.
When crafting candles in your home or any workspace for that matter, it is important that you have the proper equipment within reach to make sure that your process runs smoothly and if there are any additional mishaps they can be taken care of right away.
Important safety equipment
- Fire Extinguisher: Have a fire extinguisher nearby or in your work space. Much like cooking oil, using water to put out a fire near hot wax can cause the wax to behave more aggressively meaning it may splatter.
- Safety Goggles: Use safety goggles when pouring wax into your vessels so that the wax doesn’t splash into your eyes.
- Heat resistance gloves or Potholders : Specifically for handling pans and other hot equipment. Using heat resistant gloves or potholders will prevent you from touching something hot and possibly causing a spill.
- First Aid Kit : It’s essential to have a first aid kit nearby or in your work space in case you need to tend to any injuries.
It’s important that you use proper candle-making equipment to ensure when crafting you are using the right equipment that will perform correctly for the many tasks that come with candle making.
As much fun as crafting candles can be, it is a very tedious and time consuming process, but it’s important that you never leave wax to melt unattended or walk away from a lit stove. Even electric stoves and wax melters can pose a fire hazard if you leave the room while they’re on.
Keep your space clean
Much like cooking it’s important to clean as you go when crafting candles to refrain from having unwanted spills or accidents like a cloth catching fire.
When crafting candles at home in your kitchen it’s important that you clean your space before you get started, cleaning up any cooking messes you may have had prior to starting your candle project. Cleaning up any cooking oil is especially important, as this can create a fire hazard. Also move any flammable products out of the way before getting started.
Ventilation in your workspace is also very important when crafting candles. Be sure to get airflow going by opening a window or using a fan to circulate the air in your workspace. Additionally, it may also be beneficial to tie back your hair or wear your hair in an updo. Not only does this keep your hair safe from any open flames, it also prevents any stray hairs falling into your products.
Overall, it is extremely important that when you are crafting a candle you take safety precautions to ensure you and your neighbors will not be put in danger. It is also important to read all the instructions listed on your products.
Have you ever crafted a candle and once you light it it’s not burning properly, meaning you are experiencing a low flame and almost zero melt pool. If this is an issue you’re experiencing, continue reading to learn more!
Candle making can become very technical and is an ongoing process of trial and error, but it's important to know that if you are experiencing issues such as low flame and little to no melt pool it can be attributed to multiple things, here we will go over the different factors that can contribute to this problem.
To begin, in order for a candle to burn properly it needs fuel/oxygen. When it comes to candle making if your candle lacks fuel/ oxygen this will affect your candle's flame. Your candle gets its fuel/oxygen from the wax. Reasons your candle may not be receiving any fuel/oxygen could be because of fragrance oil overload, too much dye added to wax, or the wrong wick size.
Moreover, if ingredients are overloaded this can lead to your wick becoming clogged and not being able to perform at its best. It could also be as simple as your wick being the wrong size for the vessel you are currently using.
So let's get to the details, what does it mean to overload your candle with additional ingredients?
First, it’s important to know that when crafting scented candles it's important to use fragrance oils that are meant or can be used for candle making. Fragrance oils are great when you want to create a scented candle(s), but if you add too much fragrance oils it can alter the size of your flame meaning it becomes clogged by an overload of oils.
When you light a candle it may look like the melt pool is what is creating the scent, you’d be surprised to know that the melt pool is not entirely where the scent is derived from. When a candle is burning, for it to burn properly the wax and fragrance oil must travel up through the wick igniting the scent but if there is an overload this burn flow will be altered.
Fragrance oil overload can also contribute to a mushrooming wick which can also affect your candle flame. Most waxes have a recommended fragrance oil load of 3% - 12% max. It is important to follow recommended instructions.
Candle making dye, much like fragrance oils can also overload your wax which can lead to clogging your wick if too much dye is being added to your melted wax. We recommend adding your dye into your wax moderately and testing the color by scooping some of the wax on a spoon and placing it on a paper towel and letting the color set to ensure you have the right color.
Having the wrong sized wick can affect your candle greatly in the way that if you have a wick that is too small it can lead to clogging as it may drown in wax as well as not be able to create the proper sized burn pool.
If your wick is too large it can cause the wick to get smaller as it will create a large melt pool that the wick may curl into. Additionally, if you have too many wicks it can cause the wicks to droop as it will also create a large melt pool, as well as cause a low flame as each wick will be taking up fuel/oxygen.
In order to fix these issues, you must test everything, meaning remeasuring the amount of ingredients you are using and craft “test candles. Thus, meaning you must try reducing the amount of dye being used as well as fragrance oils. You must also test wick size meaning you must increase wick size or reduce wick size depending on what is happening to your flame. You may also want to try different candle containers as well as wax blends.
The key to candle-making is to test test TEST. Test everything to ensure you are crafting not only a quality candle but a safe quality candle.
During these hot summer days, it can be tricky trying to find something fun and engaging for you and your family to do together especially, when celebrating national holidays like Father’s day and more indoors. Take a look at this fun at-home beeswax candle-making project to do with your family, with 5 easy steps and simple supplies needed.
In this at-home project, we will be crafting candles using 100% beeswax honeycomb sheets!
Honeycomb sheets are unscented and easy to use, requiring no heat or added fragrance. These honeycomb sheets can easily be cut into designs and appliqués and the best part is they come in a variety of different bright colors so you can take your creativity in any direction you’d like.
To begin, you need the following supplies:
Now, you can add candle glitter or any other decorations to your candle to customize as your own.
Beeswax sheets are soft and flexible and can be easily rolled up to make candles with a natural aroma. Crafting with beeswax material will ensure your candle can be used for a long time. 100% beeswax honeycomb sheets are perfectly suitable for candle-making, crafts, modeling, bowstring waxing, sealing bottles and jars or just for plain decorating. These uniquely textured sheets are available in different vibrant colors and can be used for rolling taper candles and pillar candles.
When crafting candles, deciding which wax you’ll use is a crucial part of the production as well as the performance of your candle. Each wax is different and usually designed to do a certain purpose, which is why many candle makers are sometimes surprised to know they may need an additive to ensure they get the best quality candle out of their wax. In this blog our candle making expert will go over what additives are and why you may need them.
Additives are additional products/ingredients that you can add to your candle wax to improve the quality of the finished product.
Currently, we carry 10 different candle additives all of which have a different purpose to ensure the best performance and quality of your candles.
Note: It’s important to understand before using additives that some waxes are already blended with additives so there is no need to add additional additives. However, most wax described as a base paraffin wax meaning they have been blended with paraffin but there were no performance enhancing additives blended in at the time of its manufacturing will likely need an additive such as our Vybar 260.
Wax additives can help reduce product imperfections as well as the performance of your candle, they may also enhance the appearance and overall lifespan of your product.
Wax additives can split into 3 distinct groups.
Polymers: Polymers also known as synthetic polyethylenes and copolymers. These additives are used to improve the appearance and performance of a candle. Vybars are the most commonly used polymer to improve opacity, hardness, fragrance retention and color.
Microcrystalline Waxes: Microcrystalline waxes are used to harden wax, glass adhesion in container candles and elevating fragrance load.
Individually Based Solution Additives: Stearic Acid, Stearin, Mineral Oils, Mottling Oils, Polysorbate, UV Light Inhibitor and UV Light Stabilizer, EVA, Petrolatum, Polyethylene, Container Maker and Universal Additive are mostly used to improve the appearance and to enhance the scent and color lifespan.
There are many pros and cons to using additives as they do help enhance your candle wax but some additives have unnatural ingredients that some candle makers dislike. Ultimately though you do not have to use additives if it does not fit into your candle making process a good alternative for an additive to harden your candles as well as staying natural would be adding Beeswax to your wax.
To learn in explicit details about each of our additives please read our previous blog
Once you begin candle making it’s always exciting experimenting with different fragrances oils, as well as essential oils but it’s important to understand what is the right amount of fragrance oils that should be added to your candle wax. As well as when you should add your oils to your candle wax.
Fragrance oils are defined as a concentrated blend of synthetic or natural aroma components used to create a scented oil. In addition, fragrance oils have been mixed with scentless carrier oils allowing the aroma to be lightweight which will allow your scent to come through once burned.
Essential oils are defined as concentrated oil derived from an organic/natural substance (plant material, flowers, leaves, wood, and grass). In addition, these oils are referred to as “essential” as they contain the strongest scent that a particular plant, root, or flower contains, embodying its full essence.
To learn more about the differences between essential oils and fragrance oils read our previous blog Fragrance oils vs. Essentials oils: Defining oils for scented candles.
When using candle fragrance oils, the amount of fragrance oil you use depends on the type of wax, the type of fragrance oil, and of course your personal preferences of scent throw.
The Scent throw is the quality of smell in which your candle gives off. The over aroma it will create in your space.
Important to note: Using too little fragrance may result in a light scent throw, while using too much may result in a strong hot throw. Also, it is important to be careful to not overload your wax with fragrance oils, this can lead to your candle sweating or curdling and other issues.
We recommend using 1 ounce of fragrance oils per pound of wax you will be using to craft your candles.
It is also important to note when measuring out how much candle wax and fragrance oil you will be using, it is essential to note that we suggest you work with ounces (oz.) or grams (g), ultimately measuring oils in ounces.
For Coconut and blended waxes, you can add about 10% to 12% of fragrance oils to your wax, keep in mind this will give your candle a very strong scent.
The fragrance oil ratios are important as they may also impact your candle wicks and the melt pool of the candle. Finding the perfect balance is definitely a challenge for all candle makers but it’s imperative that you test during your candle-making process to know which products work best for you and to observe how each product works when crafting.
Looking to add some new vibrant fragrances to your Spring candle collection? Well you’re in the right place, not only are these fragrances of high quality but they are also affordable!
Get energized with our earthy yet relaxing regular candle fragrance Eucalyptus. With fragrance notes of Mint Leaf, Sweet Orange and Cedarwood this candle fragrance will brighten your spirit as its refreshing, brisk vapors fill your space with its multifaceted scent.
Eucalyptus fragrance is perfect for the Spring as it's not only an energizing scent but it’s natural, sharp and therapeutic. If you struggle with the allergies that come with spring our Eucalyptus candle fragrance would be a great addition to your line.
All of our favorite flowers and floral scents bloom during the Springtime but an all time spring favorite is our Lavender regular candle fragrance. This fresh, natural medley of woodland herbs, precious woods, and vanilla musk creates an aroma that not only will captivate your space but will relax and refresh your mind.
Without being too pungent, Lavender is a combination of a sweet floral, herbal and woodsy scents, providing a healing and restorative fragrance. This Lavender candle fragrance is perfect for the spring as its timeless floral scent is everlasting.
Inspired by Victoria's Secret's alluring floral scent, this regular candle fragrance features fragrance notes of Juicy peach nectar, golden pear, and sweet honeysuckle. Love spell will definitely put a spell on you as it’s soft, yet powerful aroma will leave you wanting more.
Love spell would be a great addition to your spring candle fragrance line as its alluring scent carries hints of shimmering green clover with highlights of mandarin, and transparent musk reminding you that summer is just around the corner.
Our Rose regular candle fragrance is a classic as its natural floral scent will remind of your favorite Spring bouquet. With fragrance notes of Musk, fruits and primeval savage roses this candle fragrance will embrace the fresh floral aroma of the spring day.
Great for your Spring candle collection as our Rose candle fragrance captivates the aroma of a blossoming spring meadow.
Promote great sleeping habits with our Sandalwood regular candle fragrance. With soft notes of sandalwood and woodland sage merging with crisp, aromatic white cedar, shimmering bergamot and a hint of vanilla infused musk. Not only is this fragrance great for creating a romantic scent it also promotes calmness and low stress.
This Sandalwood candle fragrance is great for the spring as sandalwood is known to have sedative effects that are perfect for those with insomnia or are hit hard by the changes of daylight saving that take place early spring. Besides calming your mind the sedative effects can also be used to treat headaches and migraines they may also come with Spring allergies.
Candles have been around for a long time as they have been used specifically to light up a room, but over time candles and candle -making has progressed into a way to not only spread light but add a specific aroma to a space as well as add a piece of décor to one's home.
To begin we’d like to note that there are many ways to craft candles and there is no one perfect way to craft your candles, but there are ways of candle-making that have been proven to produce well crafted candles such as the double boiler method.
A double boiler for candle making melts something inside a container that’s sitting in a boiling pot of water, there are three main things you would need in order to create your double boiler:
When it comes to candle-making a pouring pitcher is usually utilized to achieve this method, you would begin by grabbing an old pot that is either already in your kitchen or from the store. Then you would place the pot which is fairly bigger in width than your pouring pitcher and fill it about halfway with water and place your pouring pitcher with wax inside the pot of boiling water.
Caution: It is important that the container holding your wax can resist the temperature of boiling water 185°F - 212°F
Thermometer: It is important to monitor the temperature of candle wax while it’s melting.
Set your double boiler at medium to medium-high heat. Boiling water can get into your wax if the temperature gets too high and the water begins to bubble and splash.
Crafting candles can be a very tedious project that will take a lot of product testing as your candles are designed to your liking so it is difficult to explain one specific way to craft your candles or call any way the best way to craft your candles as there are many ways.
Ultimately choosing the candle wick for your candle is the same as many factors come into play when choosing the correct wick that will properly burn your candles, but the two most important factors you must keep in mind are the type of wax and the diameter of the candle vessel you will be using.
It’s important before choosing your wick that you measure the vessel whether you are using a mold or a container for your candle. You will need to find the diameter of your vessel to ensure you pick the right wick that will burn your candle properly.
Diameter is the distance from one end of the circle to the other, straight across. For some candle makers you may need to choose if you need to use one wick or multiple wicks.
Note: For larger candle vessels you may need two or even three wicks for your candle to burn properly. Larger containers, which can be anything larger than 3-inches, which typically benefit from multiple wicks in the candle.
It’s important to understand that whichever wick you choose to craft with that your wick should be compatible with the type of wax you will be crafting with.
It is important to take note that with each candle wick within a series (meaning our HTP is one series of wicks) that the larger the number of the wicks the larger the wick size.
Determine which candle wick will be compatible with the candle vessel you are using.
If the answer is yes, you are in the right place; our candle making expert is here to help. When you first begin making candles it can be frustrating as there are so many different things that go into making candles. From choosing your wax of choice, finding the right supplies and picking the right vessel that will not only properly match the wax you’ll be using but the vessel that matches your style.
Stress no longer, as we will go over the candle vessels to use when you first begin crafting your candle that will make your candle-making journey less stressful and more fun.
Here at General Wax & Candle Co. we carry nine different collections of candle jars all of which have their own unique style and range in color as well as size.
When you first go shopping for your candle making supplies it is easy to get lost in the lure of pretty jars and candle vessels but it’s important to purchase candle making jars that are safe to craft with. Meaning that they are stable, even in shape and diameter, and are fireproof.
Container candles are a great place to start when you first begin candle making as they not only vary in shape and size but they come in different styles and are easy to craft candles in.
Glass containers are a very popular start for candle makers as they give a sleek, yet elegant look. As well as once you’ve crafted your candle any of your imperfections will be visible which as a seasoned candle maker I prefer so the issue can be fixed swiftly.
It is important when using glass containers that you are especially cautious when choosing your glass container as some glass vessels are not safe. The glass container you should pick should be able to handle high heat, thick (to prevent any cracking) and smooth all around.
Avoid: Drinking glasses, Glass Vases and in vessels that are not specified for candle making.
Jelly jars also known as mason jars are very popular amongst candle makers and make for a great start when you first begin crafting candles. Jelly candle jar is made to withstand high-heat and is a thicker form of glass than regular clear glass, it also has great wax adhesion providing a smooth finish for your candle.
Other candle containers you may want to test out as you find your footing in candle making would be, metal containers, and ceramic candle containers. They often prove to have high heat resistance.
When you first begin crafting candles it is important to stay consistent and pay attention to how your candle burns, adheres to your candle container and the overall quality of the vessel you are crafting with. I recommend making 80 candles before you sell them or even give them out as gifts.
Remember to never leave your candles unattended, especially in the beginning stages of trying out new candle containers. Keep your candles in sight, away from anything flammable and don’t leave your candles burning for longer than 3 - 4 hours, Even a candle container designed to be heat resistant can still crack.