As much as we like to think we are all careful and sensible, sometimes the obvious eludes us. So here are some candle safety guidelines for candles that should always be followed with the use of all candles for your safety and those around us. We dont want to sound like the safety police but carelessness around candles can lead to accidents, but can also lead to your candle not burning correctly. So by making this part of your candle routine will increase your enjoyment of candlelight and make it seem less of a chore.
- Never leave a candle burning unattended, and always burn out of reach of children and pets
- Always put a candle on a heat resistant surface e.g. a glass plate
- Keep a lit candle a safe distance from flammable materials e.g. curtains
- Keep a lit candle away from draughts. A candle can only burn evenly and without soot when the ambient air is still. Extinguish the candle it if it sooting visibly
- If the wick is too long, shorten it with scissors until the ideal wick length is 0.5cm. a longer wick will produce soot
- Do not burn for more than 3 hours
- If the candle burns one-sided, you my gently push over the burning wick to the centre with a metal object. Do not attempt to bend an unlit wick as it may break
- Keep the liquid wax clean from left overs such as matches, wick pieces and other contaminates
- Clean dusty or dirty candle with a lint free cloth moistened with water
You can also see our FAQ page for more questions you may have or feel free to send Holly an email from our contact page.