Candle Usage

The burn time of our candles varies depending on the vessel and the environment in which the candle is burning . But as a rule of thumb: every ounce of wax gives 4-5 hours of burn time. So an 8 oz. candle would last between to 35 to 40 hours!

The possibilities are endless! We've tried everything from a succulent planter, pencil cup, cereal bowl, cream and sugar set, knick knack holder, bathroom canister, wiskey glass and more! We love seeing how our customers give our vessels a second life!

If you intend to use for whiskey, cocktails, or any other purposes, you must make sure to completely clean out the candle. This includes removing all wax and thoroughly cleaning with soap and water. Please do this at your own risk and be careful when handling glass.

1. Place candle in freezer overnight.

2. Run hot tap water over wax to loosen and then remove with wooden utensil.

3. Remove wick tabs from base of glass.

4. Clean out glass thoroughly with dish soap and water. We even recommend a run through the dishwasher!

5. Pour yourself a drink. Cheers to good times!

They're are lots of ways to care for your candle. Below are a few tips on how:

Trim that wick! Before lighting, trim your candle wick to 1/4”.  Keeping the wick trimmed creates a cleaner flame and allows for a hotter burn which minimizes soot.  If a high flame is noted during burn, extinguish, trim the wick again to 1/4" and relight. 

Remember to keep candles away from drafts that will cause a flame to smoke. Caution, container will be hot when candle is lit.

Allow the wax to melt to the edges of the jar each burn to prevent tunneling. Safety first: never leave a candle burning unattended, and don’t burn for more than 4 hours at a time.

Stop burning your candle when only 1/4” of wax remains. Once the candle’s gone, reuse it! Clean it out and you’ve got a new planter or pencil holder – or whatever you want!

Candle Safety

The first burn is the most important. Make sure the melt pool reaches all sides of the candle before extinguishing, otherwise tunneling can occur.

Try to make a habit of letting the melt pool always reach/extends to all sides of the vessel before extinguishing to ensure you capture the candle's full burning potential. This will avoid tunneling! 

1. Trim the wick to ¼ inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning.

2. Place the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface.

3. Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.

1. Never touch or move a burning candle.

2. Always keep the candle within your sight. If you are going to leave the room, be sure to first blow out all candles.

1. Make sure your wax pool extends to both ends of the vessel before extinguishing. This will avoid tunneling! 

2. Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle to prevent hot wax from splattering.

3. Make sure the candle is completely extinguished before leaving the room.

4. Don't touch the candle until it has completely cooled

How It's Made


Every candle starts with a story. A memory, a place, an idea, etc. Then that story is translated into a vessel. We design every aspect of our candles–from materials, to shapes, to graphics–here in Graham, Texas.


We work with perfumers who source from nature's finest ingredients all over the world to carefully create a fragrance story.


Every candle is hand-poured to order at our studio in Graham, where the soy-wax blend is combined with the fragrance & cotton wicks.

Each Ralph Fields candle is a combination of our clean-burning soy wax and our alluring fragrance oils all. All of our wicks and wax are 100 % made in U.S.!

We offer custom signature fragrances (6 oz. tins) for birthday's, weddings and office parties. Quantity starts at 50 to 1000. Contact Meg for a consultation at or call us at 940.229.9500