Candle Care

“What distinguishes a candle from other lights is that it appeals to our soul, not our eyes!”

IF Only Candle Care


Burn within sight. 

Keep away from things that catch fire. 

Keep away from children and pets.


Sculptured Candles

Your first burn is important:  

Allow the soy candle to burn for 1 hour per 2.5cm diameter of the candle.     

Ensure that the candle is blown out when you leave the room.   


For ongoing use: We recommend trimming your wick 6mm before each time you burn, ensuring you remove any wick trimmings before you relight your candle.     


We use 100% cotton wicks, if you notice a wick 'mushrooming' ensure you cut this off before relighting the candle.     

When not in use, ensure you keep your candles away from direct sunlight,  We do not recommend burning your soy candles for more than 4 hours each time.

Please use a candle holder or candle plate underneath for the tear drip.


Candle Safety Instructions 

1. Never leave a burning candle unattended. 

2. Never use water to extinguish a candle. 

3. Ensure wicks are upright and trimmed to 7mm (1/4 inch) during use and each time candle is relit. 

4. Do not burn an IF Only Candle Fragrance Candle for less than 1 hour or more than 4 hours at a time. 

5. Stop burning when 10mm (1/2 inch) of un-melted wax remains in the bottom of the glass of your IF Only Fragranced Candles. 

6. Never move a burning candle. Ensure candle is extinguished, wax is solid and jar is cold before handling. 

7. Glass may become hot. Burn candle on an appropriate flat heat-resistant surface. 

8. Avoid using in drafty areas, near an open window, air duct or fan. 

9. Keep away from children, pets and flammable materials. 10. Do not use lid to extinguish candle.  


Candle Care Guide - How to get the best performance out of your IF Only Fragrances Candles: 

1. Prevent soot from forming on the glass by keeping wicks properly placed and trimmed.

2. Never allow the candle flame to come in contact with the side of the glass. 

3. Do not use if glass is cracked, chipped or broken. 

4. If candle has multiple wicks, they must all be lit every time the candle is used.

5. Never introduce liquids or foreign objects into candle and keep it free of wick trimmings, matches and any flammable materials. 

6. If the glass becomes blackened while burning, extinguish candle, allow to cool and clean with a dry paper towel. 

7. When not in use, keep candle covered to avoid dust build-up.

8. Use a candle snuffer to properly extinguish a candle flame. If not available, blow gently and steadily on the flame until it is extinguished. 

9. Container candle burn times will vary. Fragrance, colour, burning habits and environmental conditions affect the time a candle will last.