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HOT Candles ~ Candle Care guide.

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HOT Candles sculptural candles are designed for decorative purposes.

Most of the Art range candles (Art Drip, Marble, Shibari) are made only once, ensuring you have a unique piece of semi-permanent art in your home, and you will receive the candle shown on this website.

For the non-art range, please allow for minor irregularities and imperfections as each piece is handmade with Love. Each piece will likely have a few small air bubbles which is part of the nature of our pieces. The colour of your item will not be exactly as pictured. This is due to a number of factors such as lighting, and the fact that each colour is handmade each time a piece is created. It is near impossible to create the exact colour each time. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch through the contact form.

HOT Candles NZ | Homemade Decor Candles in New Zealand

If you choose to light your candle, I recommend the following tips;

Body / Sculpted Candles Safety & Care Instructions:

  • Before lighting your candle, ensure your candle is on a flat, heat-resistance surface, away from flammable items prior to lighting

  • If your body comes with rope detailing please remove this before lighting

  • If your body has a large amount of Art Drip near where the wick is please peel it off for a cleaner burn

  • Trim wick to 5mm before lighting candle

  • Burn the candle for no more than one hour the first time you light it

  • I do not recommend burning your candle for more than 1 hour each time

  • Penis candles are for external use only!

General Candle Safety & Care Instructions:

  • Ensure your candle is on a flat, heat-resistance surface

  • Light your candle in a well-ventilated space, clear of flowers and other flammable objects

  • Keep candles out of reach from children and pets

  • When not in use, ensure your candle is kept away from direct sunlight and overly warm areas

  • Trim wicks to 5mm each time before burning

  • Extinguish candles when leaving a room/before going to sleep

  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire such as bedding, carpets, books, paper etc.

  • Do not place lit candles where they may be knocked over

  • Always keep a burning candle within sight

  • Keep burning candles away from drafts, ceiling fans & vents

  • Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room

  • Do not burn too many candles in a small area where air exchange is limited

  • Place burning candles at least three inches apart

  • Discontinue burning a candle when 5mm of wax remains

  • Never touch or move a burning candle when the wax is liquid

  • Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from the glass

  • Use a snuffer to extinguish to prevent hot wax splatters

  • Do not extinguish candles with water

  • Be very careful if using candles in case of a power outage

  • Do not use a candle as a night light

  • If your candle is flickering repeatedly, smoking, or the flame becomes too high, extinguish. Let it cool, trim wick, check for drafts & then re-light

  • The shelf life of HOT Candles are approximately 2 years.

Burn time.

As HOT candles are uniquely shaped, burn time is roughly an hour for smaller candles and four hours for larger candles. They will burn unevenly because of their unusual shape. When burning please make sure to have a drip tray big enough to catch the melted wax.


Soy wax is prone to frosting, which is where you may see small white marks on your candle. This is completely normal and is how you know you have a natural soy candle. If this occurs, you can gently buff your candle with a clean microfibre cloth. For deeply coloured candles you can add some gentle 100% natural oil (such as oils designed for use on the face) to bring the colour back to its original vibrancy.

HOT Candles NZ | Homemade Decor Candles in New Zealand


By ordering a HOT Candle you are agreeing that you have read and accepted the terms and conditions, and therefore agreeing that HOT Candles will not accept any responsibility for neglectful or careless use of any HOT Candle product, and you as the customer accept all potential risks and damages are the result of your own actions, and HOT Candles will not be deemed at fault under any circumstances.


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