Fragrance is my passion, and in my personal opinion there is hardly a better gift to receive or to give then a beautiful scented candle. It’s why I make them and it’s why I have lots of them! 😉
But, just as it’s easy to enjoy the delights and simplicity of a burning candle there are still some very important safety concerns to bare in mind when using them and I have taken the liberty to list some here.
Candle Safety Instructions
- Always keep a burning candle within your sight. Never leave it unattended and extinguish the candle when leaving the room or going to bed.
- Never burn a candle near anything flammable (bedding, curtains, books, paper, carpet, hair etc)
- Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets
- Trim candlewicks a 1/4 inch before burning. Long or uneven wicks can burn out before getting to the wax or cause dripping.
- Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. It needs to be sturdy, heat resistant, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
- Make sure your candle is placed on a flat, stable, heat resistant surface. This will help to minimise the impact of the glass shattering due to it becoming overheated.
- Keep the wax pool free of matches, debris or wick trimmings at all times.
- Always read and follow the candle manufacturers safety instructions carefully, and never burn the candle for longer then the recommended time.
- Keep burning candles away from drafts, ceiling fans, vents and air currents
- . This will help to prevent rapid uneven burning, flame flare ups or your candle being blown out.
- Always burn candles in a well ventilated room and don’t burn too many candles in a small room where air exchange is limited.
- Don’t burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the wick holder or container. Discontinue burning the wax when it’s about 2 inches from the bottom.
- Never touch or move a burning candle when the wax is in liquid form.
Never use a sharp object like a knife to remove wax drippings from the holder as it could scratch the glass causing it to weaken or break.
Place burning candles at least 3 inches apart from each other.
Use a candle snuffer to extinguish your candle – this is the safest way to prevent hot wax splutters.
Never extinguish candles with water.
Extinguish a candle if it splutters, spits, smokes or if the flame becomes too high. The candle isn’t burning properly. Extinguish, cool, check for drafts then relight.
Never use a candle as a night light.
So, if you want to get the best out of your candle experience please follow these safety instructions carefully then you can enjoy an age old tradition in comfort, safety and luxury.
Happy Scenting* 🙂
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