Candle safety and burning instructions


- (Achtung!)

- To prevent fire, serious injury or even death (eek!), burn your coconut candle within sight.

- Keep away from drafts and vibrations (positive vibrations excepted).

- Keep out of reach of children and pets (especially cats) and even some adults (you'll know which ones).

- Never burn your candle on or near anything that can catch fire (especially hair for a multitude of reasons).

- Do not try to purposefully light the coconut shell or coconut string bases on fire, they will get angry and bring you bad karma.

- Use common sense at all times (*rolls eyes*).

Burning instructions (aka 'not our fault if something bad happens')

- Trim wick to 1/4 inch before lighting (that's 0.635cm in case you're struggling to work it out). It's already been trimmed so you won't have to worry your little head this time. But next time...

- Ok, now it's time to get in the mood (Barry White optional), light the candle, then kick back and relax (you've earned it).

- Keep the candle free of all foreign materials including matches, wick trimmings and everything else. The only things that should be in your candle are lovely fragrances, soy wax and a wick. We are not in the business of making small bonfires, just handmade candles.

- Only burn the candle on a flat, fire-resistant surface (if you're like us, your stomach is not flat and it definitely isn't fire resistant).

- Do not burn the candle for more than 4 hours at a time (mainly because it won't last as long, but in saying that you might end up buying our candles more frequently so we'll leave it up to you).

- Extinguish the candle fully before leaving the room, your house, or your consciousness. Seriously.

- 30 seconds after extinguishing your candle, pause....wait...and then sneakily peek around the corner again to surprise it and make sure it's out. If so, it's now safe to go to bed.

- If leaving the house, give it one last peek before closing the front door to avoid spending the next few hours wondering if it was fully out or not.

- If you left your consciousness earlier then hopefully you're having a great time amongst the warmth of the sun and endless rolling fields. If it starts to feel a bit hot, you're probably on fire so it's paramount that you snap out of it immediately and extinguish yourself and your belongings.

- If you managed to survive all that, we truly hope that you had a great experience with our coconut shell soy candles and that you tell all your friends how amazing they/we are ;)

Hope to see you again soon!

Coco Candle Co.

Return to our coconut shell candles page or view detailed fragrance descriptions.