TIPS & SAFETY - Stevie Buoy | Handcrafted Aromas

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By following a few simple safety precautions & treating your candles with a little love will ensure that you get the very best each time you use them.

We want you to have the best experience possible so here are some important tips and safety instructions.

Failure to follow these instructions could result in injury, fire or property damage.

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      • All Stevie Buoy products are used at your own risk.

      • By following these instructions & tips, we are confident that you will get the most enjoyment from your purchase.

      • Stevie Buoy does not accept responsibility for any damage caused as a result of the misuse of its products.

      • Should you have a problem with your products please don’t hesitate to Contact Me

      • Never leave a burning candle unattended.

      • Always remove any wrapping & packaging before lighting candle.

      • Do not position candles or fragrance products on or near TV cabinets, electrical appliances or heat

      sources.

      • Never burn a candle for longer than 4 hours at a time. After the maximum recommended burn time, let it cool, trim the wick to 6mm and relight.

      • Always use candles and fragrance products on an appropriate tray.

      • Under no circumstances should a candle be placed directly on a table or any other surface that may be subject to damage.

      • Under no circumstances should any product that generates heat, flame or fragrance be placed directly onto antique, valuable or highly polished furniture.

      • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.

      • A draught can cause a candle to smoke. Avoid burning candles in draughty areas.

      • Do not use if the glass container is cracked, chipped or broken.

      • Do not burn candles completely - extinguish them once they have burnt down to 1.5cm from the bottom of the container.

      • Always trim the wick to 6mm and remove any wick debris before lighting. This encourages an even burn while helping to eliminate dripping and smoking.

      • Containerised candles may become hot. Always handle with care and wait for the wax to set and the candle to cool before moving. Never move a burning candle.

      • A burning candle may generate significant heat above the flame so always position well away from combustible materials.

      • When lighting a candle using a match, take care to prevent any match debris from dropping onto the candle. We recommend the use of a long gas lighter for maximum safety and efficiency when lighting candles.

      • Always keep the wax pool free from foreign objects such as wick trimmings, wick particles, match debris and dust 

      YOUR FIRST BURN:

      When you first burn your Stevie Buoy candle, make sure to burn it until the wax pool reaches the whole diameter of the jar. 

      This will prevent the candle wax from forming into a tunnel, giving you a clean burn and a much more pleasant experience.

       

      MAXIMUM SESSION BURN TIMES:

      Never burn a candle for longer than 4 hours at a time.

      If a candle is burnt for excessive periods without being allowed to re-solidify, even the best candle can burn out the sides due to excessive heat.

       

      WICKS & TRIMMING:

      Before lighting always trim the wick to 6mm with a wick trimmer and remove any wick debris as this encourages an even burn.

      I use a specific cotton wick which features braided paper fibres to enhance the rigidity of the material and support a softer burn. This wick curls slightly as it burns. It also displays the useful property of self-trimming, however, I strongly recommend trimming the wick as required. 

      Sometimes you will notice a ‘mushrooming’ of the wick. To provide the cleanest burn possible and prevent the ‘mushroom’ effect. Regularly trim the wick to 6mm and do not burn any candle for longer than 4 hours. Failure to do this may lead to a “wax pool fire” (in Containers) where the entire candle may appear to ignite. This is caused when a hot piece of untrimmed wick drops into the melted wax pool and ignites it.

       

      PUTTING CANDLES OUT:

      Use a candle snuffer or wick dipper to prevent wicks from drifting off-centre and to avoid wax splash. This will help to maximise the candle’s burn time.

      Blowing out a candle is not recommended as the liquid wax may splatter and the wick may continue to glow and emit smoke.

       

      CANDLE CLUSTER:

      When creating decorative candle displays, candles should be separated from each other by a minimum of 10cm to prevent burn problems.

      Candles that are burnt too closely together will affect each candle’s burn quality and may cause candles not to burn to their maximum burn times.

       

      WAX POOL FIRE:

      In the event of a ‘wax pool fire’, do not throw water onto it as this will cause the candle to ‘explode’ due to the water suddenly turning to steam with the hot wax.

      The candle should not be moved or touched while the wax is on fire. Either blow it out, cover with a fire blanket or use a fire extinguisher.

       

      CANDLE STORAGE:

      Candles are sensitive to temperature and light. Avoid candles from fading, cracking and melting by storing your candles in a cool & dry place, away from direct sunlight, dust & fluorescent light.

      Store your candles in an upright position and don’t leave your candles in a car on a warm day.

       

      CANDLES & DRAUGHTS:

      Candles burn best in still air but if you can’t avoid draughts, turn the candle periodically to avoid uneven burning and possible candle collapse.

      A candle in a draught may also start to smoke. 

       

      SWEATING:

      Sweating is the candle-making term that refers to the beading or puddles of oil sitting on the surface of the candle. Natural Soy wax is particularly sensitive to temperature changes which cause the natural oils to separate from the wax leaving the pools of oil we see on top.

      You can avoid sweating by keeping your candles away from drafts, direct sunlight and rooms with temperature variations.

      Sweating does not affect the quality of the candle, its burn or scent throw.

      Simply remove excess oil with a tissue or paper towel and light your candle and enjoy the aroma!

      Make sure all excess surface oil is removed before lighting.

        

      HOW TO REMOVE WAX RESIDUE:

      Always carry out a spot test first. Place in freezer for 15 minutes to harden the wax and then remove the wax. Use a hair dryer to heat the wax then quickly wipe with a clean cloth. Wash garments in hot water or place a paper towel on top of the wax spots and press with a warm iron.

       

      GLASS CARE:

      Even the very best candle will deposit carbon on glass, especially if the wick is not trimmed or the candle is exposed to draughts.

      Wipe away any build-up with a clean, damp cloth.

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

      Melts are a mess-free alternative for oil burners. They’re simple to use and have a great scent throw.

      HOW TO USE A MELT:

      • Ensure your wax warmer dish is clean and dry.

       

      • Remove all labels from the melt & place flat in the dish.

       

      • As the melt turns to liquid you will experience its fragrance throw.

       

      • When the wax warmer is switched off, the melt will harden.

       

      • The wax will not disappear; use a new melt when scent is no longer present.

       

      • To remove spent wax, let it cool and harden then press gently on one end. If it does not slide out easily, cool in the fridge for 10 minutes to shrink the wax. Alternatively, you can wait till the wax has hardened. Then turn the warmer on for a couple of minutes to free the wax puck.

       

      • Clean dish with warm soapy water when changing wax.

       

      • Take care when using your wax melts and be sure to never add water or light the melt directly.

      When using electrical appliances, safety precautions must always be taken to reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock and personal injury.

      • Keep out of reach of children and pets and any objects, which are flammable or can catch fire.

      • Do not use appliance for other than its intended purpose. For household/ indoor use only.

      • Do not leave appliance unattended while in use. Unplug the appliance when not in use.

      • Always keep and use in a safe and secure place. Do not use in wet areas, near a sink or bathtub.

      • When in use the diffuser becomes hot and contains hot liquid. Do not touch the hot surface or attempt to move until liquid has cooled or solidified.

      • Never immerse the appliance or cord into water.

      • If the power supply cord becomes damaged the appliance should be discarded. The power supply cord cannot be replaced.

      • Ensure your wax warmer dish is clean and dry before use.

      • To remove spent wax, let it cool and harden then press gently on one end. If it does not slide out easily, cool in the fridge for 10 minutes to shrink the wax. Alternatively, you can wait till the wax has hardened. Then turn the warmer on for a couple of minutes to free the wax puck.

       • Clean dish with warm soapy water when changing wax.

      • Take care when using your wax warmer and be sure to never add water or light the melt directly.

      INSTRUCTIONS FOR WAX MELTS: 

      • Ensure your wax warmer dish is clean and dry.

      • Remove all labels from the melt & place flat in the dish.

      • Do not over fill bowl with wax.

      • As the melt turns to liquid you will experience its fragrance throw.

      • When the Tea Light Warmer is not in use, the melt will harden.

      • The wax will not disappear; use a new melt when scent is no longer present.

      • To remove spent wax, let it cool and harden then press gently on one end. If it does not slide out easily, cool in the fridge for 10 minutes to shrink the wax. Alternatively, you can wait till the wax has hardened. Then put the warmer on for a couple of minutes to free the wax puck.

      • Clean dish with warm soapy water when changing wax.

      INTRUCTIONS FOR OILS: 

      • Fill the top bowl with water until there is approximately a quarter inch of space left at the top.

      • Add a few drops of Fragrance Oils or Essential oils (3-5 drops, depending on size of warmer or room.) 

      • Make sure the Fragrance Oils or Essential Oils you choose are suitable for use with your Tea Light Warmer.

      • Light a tealight candle, and place underneath in the tealight holder. 

      • Never allow the water level of the bowl to run dry while in use. It may crack the Warmer and the remaining oil in the bowl may explode or catch fire.

      When using your oil burner for the first time, we recommend checking if water level needs to be topped up after an hour, to avoid burning oil residue. 

      To clean oil residue from the bowl, we recommend wiping down with warm soapy water.

      CAUTION: 

      • Never leave a burning Tea Light Warmer unattended. Extinguish flame when not in use.

      • Do not position your Tea Light Warmer on or near TV cabinets, electrical appliances or heat 

      sources.

      • Never burn a candle for longer than 4 hours at a time. After the maximum recommended burn time, let it cool, trim the wick to 6mm and relight.

      • Under no circumstances should a candle be placed directly on a table or any other surface that may be subject to damage.

      • Under no circumstances should any product that generates heat, flame or fragrance be placed directly onto antique, valuable or highly polished furniture.

      • Make sure the Fragrance Oils or Essential Oils you choose are suitable for use with your Tea Light Warmer.

      • Never allow the water level of the bowl to run dry while in use. It may crack the warmer or the remaining oil in the bowl may explode or catch fire.

      • Keep out of reach of children and pets and any objects, which are flammable.

      • Never move a burning Tea Light Warmer. When in use the warmer may become hot and will contain hot liquid. Do not touch the hot surface or attempt to move until liquid has cooled or solidified.

      • Do not use your Tea Light Warmer if it is cracked, chipped or broken.

      • A burning Tea Light Warmer may generate significant heat so always position well away from combustible materials.

      • Ensure your wax warmer dish is clean and dry before use.

      Reed diffusers make a stylish addition to any room in the home and are perfect to add scent for up to 3 to 4 months*.

       

      INSTRUCTIONS:

      • Always place Reed Diffuser on a plate or tray.

      • Remove the plastic stopper from the diffuser bottle and replace the timber collar

      • Insert the rattan reeds.

      • Wait a few hours for the oil to absorb then turn reeds over.

      • Reeds should be turned over regularly to maximise the scent throw.

      • Remove reeds as required to adjust the strength of the scent.

      • Quickly clean up any spills to avoid staining or stripping furniture finish.

      • Make sure you read any instructions that come with your Reed Diffuser.

       

      CAUTION:

      • Do not swallow.

      • Keep out of reach of children.

      • Do not allow liquid to come in contact with textiles or finished surfaces. Wipe spills immediately with a damp cloth.

      • Avoid contact with painted or porous surfaces.

      • Keep away from heat or flame.

      • DO NOT ignite the reeds.

       

      *Fragrance lifespan subject to environmental conditions.

      Mini Diffusers are perfect for hanging in your car, caravan or wardrobe. 

      Please follow instruction very carefully to avoid damage.

      INSTRUCTIONS: 

      • Remove the cork/lid & plastic stopper from the bottle.

      •Replace the cork/lid on the bottle making sure it is screwed on correctly and tightly.

      • Carefully turn the bottle upside down several times, avoiding any furnishings in case you have not replaced the lid correctly, to wet the cork.

      • It is recommenced to replace the plastic stopper in order to prevent leakage and over soaking of the cork/lid.

      • Your bottle is ready to go !

      CAUTION: 

      •The diffuser liquid may absorb into the rope past the bead.

      • Be aware of this if your diffuser is hanging to avoid staining furniture or wall finishes.

      • Hanging diffusers should not be left in high heat environments exceeding 30c. They could overheat and may explode.

      •Do not swallow. Keep out of reach of children.

      • Do not allow liquid to come in contact with textiles or finished surfaces.

      • Wipe spills immediately with a damp cloth.Avoid contact with painted or porous surfaces.

      • Keep away from heat or flame.

      Stevie Buoy Car Diffusers have an amazing scent throw in comparison to others of similar design. You can clip the device to any type of air vent to freshen and scent the air.

      INSTRUCTIONS: 

      • Remove the lid from the bottle to expose the fibre reed.

      • Screw the bottle into the holder making sure it is screwed on correctly and tightly.

      • clip the device to any type of air vent to freshen and scent the air.

      • Install clip to the back of holder.

      • Your bottle is ready to go !

      CAUTION:

      • When refilling the Car Diffuser Bottle never fill more than halfway to allow room for the fibre reed. Over filling will cause spillage of the bottle contents.

      • Car diffusers should not be left in high heat environments exceeding 30c.

      • They could overheat and may explode. Do not swallow.

      • Keep out of reach of children.

      • Do not allow liquid to come in contact with textiles or finished surfaces.

      • Wipe spills immediately with a damp cloth.

      • Avoid contact with painted or porous surfaces.

      • Keep away from heat or flame.

      SAFETY:

      •When using electrical appliances, safety precautions must always be taken to reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock and personal injury.

      •Keep out of reach of children and pets and any objects, which are flammable or can catch fire.

      •Do not use appliance for other than its intended purpose.

      •For household/ indoor use only.

      •Do not leave appliance unattended while in use. Unplug the appliance when not in use.

      •Always keep and use in a safe and secure place.

      •Do not use in wet areas, near a sink or bathtub.

      •Never immerse the appliance or cord into water.

      •If the power supply cord becomes damaged the appliance should be discarded.

      •The power supply cord cannot be replaced.

      •Do not over fill the water Tank.

      •Clean regularly taking care to follow the correct cleaning instructions. Failure to follow these instructions can potentially prevent your diffuser from working properly or damage the unit.

      *It’s essential that you do not leave the unit sitting with water/oil inside. As soon as your unit has finished follow quick-rinse instructions to prevent damage. A regular deep clean cycle is essential.*

      DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

      Step 1. Add water to the inner vessel until the fill line.

      Step 2. Add up to 5 drops of essential oil or fragrance oil depending on your preference.

      Step 3. Place lid on inner vessel and slide ceramic sleeve over the top.

      Step 4. Turn diffuser on and enjoy the ambiance immediately.

      Step 5. Follow Quick Clean instructions after every use.

      CLEANING TIPS:

      Diffusing essential oils is one of the easiest yet most effective ways for you to experience your favourite Stevie Buoy Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil. Over time, your diffuser will develop an oil build-up that potentially can prevent it from working properly, so it is important to understand how to use and take care of it. Here are a few tips that will help you have the best aromatic experience and extend the life of your Stevie Buoy Ultrasonic Diffuser.

      QUICK-CLEAN:This should be done after every use.

      •Empty any excess oil and water left in the diffuser – After unplugging the device from the power supply, empty any essential oil left in the device. Make sure you pour away from any operating buttons found on the diffuser.

      •Wipe the inside of diffuser – Using a tiny amount of detergent, wipe the inside with a small cloth or sponge. Remove any build-up in a gentle manner.

      •Wipe the outside of the diffuser – Complete step 2 on the outside of the diffuser.

      •Rinse and dry – Give the diffuser and water tank a rinse and leave to dry.

      •Clean the ultrasonic mist chip - Use a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol to wipe the ultrasonic mist chip found inside the water tank.

      DEEP CLEAN: This should be done once every 1-2 months.

      •Empty any excess oil and water left in the diffuser – After unplugging the device from the power supply, empty any essential oil left in the device.Make sure you pour away from any operating buttons found on the diffuser.

      •Fill the diffuser with water– Fill the water tank with water halfway.

      •Add 10 drop of vinegar – Add pure white vinegar to the tank.

      •Run the diffuser – Turn the diffuser on and run for 5 minutes to allow the vinegar mixture to run through the device. This will help remove any oil build up.

      •Empty the diffuser – Removing the water and vinegar.

      •Clean tight spots – Dab a cotton tip in white vinegar and clean the tight spots and nooks of the diffuser.

      •Rinse the diffuser – Use clean water to rinse the diffuser.

      •Use a dry cloth to thoroughly wipe the diffuser.