SAFETY & BURN INSTRUCTIONS
YATUEI makes all our creations with positive intention, and part of that is to keep you safe when using our products. Please read below to make our candle last as long as possible and reduce any risk of harm.
OUR CANDLE VESSELS ARE A NATURAL BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCT - THIS ALSO MEANS IF USED INCORRECTLY THE ENTIRE CANDLE IS FLAMMABLE!*
TO AVOID FIRE AND INJURY:
NEVER LEAVE UNATTENDED - ALWAYS BURN WITHIN SIGHT - KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND PETS - PLACE ON A NON-FLAMMABLE SURFACE - KEEP AWAY FROM FLAMMABLE ITEMS - DO NOT BURN CONTINUOUSLY - STOP USE ONCE WAX IS AT 1"
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEST USE:
Placement is everything.
Not only is finding a "home" for your candle important for effectively setting intentions, but finding the appropriate home will allow you to have the safest burn. We suggest using a plate or shallow-wide bowl and putting sand, soil, salt or fire safe rocks in it to cradle the shell; this prevents spills and acts as the safest non-flammable surface. If you do not have access to those materials, a non-flammable surface like metal, tile or stone table will work.
The first burn is the most important.
When lighting your candle for the first time, make sure you wait until the wax has melted evenly across the candle and be mindful of any organic material getting close to the wick. Ensuring the whole surface has melted before you extinguish your candle, you'll avoid tunneling and help your candle last longer. Some shells are wider than others and the wax may not burn to the edge. In this case we suggest smoothing down edges with the back of a spoon or knife, AFTER the flame is extinguished.
Remove the gemstone and watch out for debris.
After the first burn the wax will be liquid and your stone will be free to be removed. Stabilize the coconut with your hand and use a spoon or tongs to remove the gemstone. Place on a paper towel, wait to cool and wash wax off with environmentally safe dish detergent or hand soap. Make sure you keep organic material away from the wick to avoid fire hazards.
Burn your candle for 3-4 hours at a time and trim your wicks.
While you may want to burn your candle all day long, to ensure your candle lasts as long as it can (50+ hours), make sure you don't burn it for longer than 3-4 hours at a time. Before re-lighting your candle, make sure you trim the wooden wick to 1/4 inch above the wax to ensure the smoothest possible burn.
Cease use when the wax gets to 1" in height.
Respect the death of the candle. Do NOT try to keep burning the wax until it is completely gone. Once the wax height gets to 1" in height it is no longer useable. This means the inner height of wax closest to the wick, NOT external height.
Sustainably responsible after-care.
Once your candles life is complete we suggest scooping out the wax and disposing of it in your compost (or use it as a moisturizer!). The metal from the wick can be recycled after washing and remains of the wick can be composted. The coconut vessel can be kept as a decorative bowl to hold all your pretty crystals, smashed up and put in your garden as a carbon source for your plants, drilled into and used as a planter and more! Coconuts take a very long time to biodegrade so feel free to make a second life from your candle before returning it to the earth/compost.
Be safe, you beautiful fire wielders.
The YATUEI Team
*Our coconut vessels have passed a fire safety test; not producing a flame after holding a fire source to their base for 10 consecutive seconds.... we also tried this with a blow torch and it also took over 10 seconds before catching fire.