CANDLE SAFETY


We want everyone to enjoy using candles and encourage to use where possible. However,

there are some candle safety pointers we feel we should share. Below is our recommendations for use of candles in any situation.

Keep In Sight

Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing.

Avoid Flammable Materials

Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

Keep Out Of Reach

Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.

Trim To 5mm

Trim candlewicks to 5mm each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, flickering and sooting.

Use A Candle Holder

Always use a candle holder specifically designed for candle use. 

The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.

Heat-Resistant Surface

Be sure the candle holder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This can help prevent heat damage to underlying surfaces and prevent glass containers from breaking.

Keep The Wax Clean

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

Follow The Instructions

Always read and follow the manufacturer’s use and safety instructions carefully. Don’t burn a candle longer than the manufacture recommends. Never burn any candle for more than 4 hours.

Keep Away From drafts

Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting. Drafts can also blow nearby lightweight items into the flame where they could catch fire.

Keep Ventilated

Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room. Don’t burn too many candles in a small room or in a “tight” home where air exchange is limited.

Don’t Burn All The Way Down

Don’t burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 10mm of wax remains.

Do Not Touch

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

Put The Sharp Object Down!

Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.

Keep Burning Candles 10cm Apart

Place burning candles at least 10cm apart from one another. This helps ensure they don’t melt one another or create their own drafts to cause improper burning.

Use A Snuffer

Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax splatters.

Don’t Use Water

Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.

Power Outages

Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure.

Problem Flames

Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high.  The candle isn’t burning properly. Cool, trim the

wick, then check for drafts before relighting.

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