Candle Safety Tips
We strongly advise all our customers follow basic candle safety guidelines.
The Three Basics of Candle Safety:
- Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire.
- Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
The Suggested Way to Burn a Candle:
- Trim the wick to 1/8 inch each time before burning. The safest way to do this is with a wick trimmer. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring.
- Burn tin candles in a well-ventilated room.
- Place the tin candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface.
- Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
- Avoid drafts, vents or air currents.This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, and excessive dripping.
- Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a candle when the wax is liquefied.
- Don't burn a candle all the way down.For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch of wax remains.
- Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly.Let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts before re-lighting.
- Always keep the candle within your sight.If you are going to leave the room, be sure to first blow out all candles.
- Keep candles away from pets and children
- When extinguishing it is recommended that you Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. It's the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.
- Never use water to extinguish a candle.Water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might break a glass container.
- Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
- Don't touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.
Additional information about candle safety can be found on the National Candle Associaton or www.candles.org