Candle Safety

  • Always keep burning candles within sight.
    Even if you're just leaving the room, extinguish your candles. Never leave a candle burning when you go to bed. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing.

  • Never use a candle as a night light.
    Extinguish all candles before going to bed.

  • Keep burning candles away from all flammable objects.
    Some objects around your home are flammable - like furniture, drapes, paper, etc. Burn candles, not books!

  • Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.
    Make sure your little ones are can't get to a burning candle or knock it over.

  • Trim candlewicks to ¼ inch before each use.
    Long, uneven wicks can cause uneven burning, large flames and extra soot.

  • Burn candles no longer than 1-2 hours at a time.
    A shorter burn time will help your candle last longer. It will also help prevent large flames, extra soot and overheating.

  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down.
    Extinguish the flame if it gets too close to the container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when ½ inch of wax remains.

  • Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too big, smoky or flickery.
    This isn't normal. Let the wax cool down, then trim the wick to ¼ inch. Be sure to check for drafts before relighting.

  • Keep burning candles away from drafty areas, like fans and vents.
    This will help prevent overheating, uneven burning, flare-ups and sooting. Drafts can potentially blowsmall items into the flame where they could catch fire.

  • Always use a candle-holder specifically meant for candle use.
    Candle holders should be heat-resistant, sturdy, and big enough to catch any drips or melted wax.

  • Place the candle-holder on a stable, heat-resistant surface.
    This can help prevent candles from damaging any underlying surfaces or breaking glass containers.

  • Keep the wax pool free of debris at all times.
    Anything in the wax, like wick trimmings and matches, can accumulate and lead to uneven burning.

  • Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room.
    Don’t burn too many candles in a small room where air exchange is limited.

  • Never touch or move a burning candle when the wax is liquid.
    It hurts!

  • Never use a sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder.
    It could scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon further use.

  • Place burning candles at least three inches apart from each other.
    This helps ensure they don’t melt one another, create drafts or cause improper burning.

  • Use a snuffer to extinguish candles.
    It’s the best way to prevent hot wax from splattering.

  • Never extinguish candles with water.
    Wax and water don't mix. This can cause the hot wax to splatter and could cause a glass container to break.

  • Be very careful if using candles during a power outage.
    Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer to use during a power failure.

Be safe and enjoy your candles!


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