Candle Safety

 

Candle Safety Tips

  • Never leave a candle burning unattended. Extinguish all candles before leaving a room or before going to sleep.
  • Never place a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
  • Always keep burning candles out of reach of children and pets
  • Make sure your lit candles are away from draughts, fans and any air currents. Any form of air current can cause uneven burning, smoking, diminish the scent throw and even decrease the burn time of your candle.
  • Trim the wick each time the candle is lit. This helps prevent the flame from getting too large.
  • Place candle holders on a stable, heat resistant surface that is sturdy and large enough to catch any melted wax.
  • Always read and follow manufacturers' directions for use & safety, and extinguish a candle if the flame gets too close to the candle holder or container.
  • Place burning candles at least 10cm apart from each other.
  • A burning candle should never be used as a nightlight.
  • Candles should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.
  • Do not burn the candle if the container is cracked, chipped, scratched or damaged in any way.
  • If the candle is burning correctly, it should be a constant (not flickering), teardrop shaped upright flame.