Candle Safety

Candles are captivating, but they are still mini fires, so caution is needed. As a candle manufacturer, we recommend that you follow these basic guidelines and safety precautions to ensure every moment of your candle burning experience is pure pleasure.

  • Burn within sight and do not leave unattended.
  • Keep away from children and pets.
  • Keep away from items that catch fire.

Before Burning.

  1. Trim wick to 7mm (1/4 inch) each time before burning and ensure that the wicks are upright.
  2. Place the candle on a level, heat resistant surface
  3. Ensure that the wax pool is clear of matches, wick trimmings and other debris.
    The First Burn:
    1. The first burn is the most important, get this right and you will get the most out of your candle.
    2. When lit a candle's wax pool only extends to the same diameter it reached on the last burn. This will cause uneven burns in the future leaving unused wax around the edge of the vessel and shortening the life of your candle.
    3. To avoid tunnelling ensure you light all wicks and allow the wax pool to reach the container edges.

      During Burning:

      1. Don’t move a burning candle.
      2. Do not use if the glass is cracked, chipped or broken in any way.
      3. Do not place near an open window, in a drafty area or near a fan or air duct.
      4. Do not allow flames to come in contact with the side of the glass.
      5. Do not burn the candle for less than 1 hour or more than 3 hours at a time.
      6. If the Candle has multiple wicks, all must be lit every time the candle is used.
      7. Stop burning when 1cm of unmelted wax remains in the bottom of the glass.
      8. If you hate waste you can always use the remaining wax in a wax burner. Take a look at our blog - 'Earth Day 2022 - How Can We Help?' for more sustainable ideas

        When Extinguishing.

        1. Use a candle snuffer to extinguish the candle flame if possible, to prevent wax from spattering. Otherwise, gently blow the flame out.
        2. Do not use the lid to extinguish the flame.
        3. Never, ever use water to extinguish a candle.
        4. Ensure that the candle is completely extinguished before leaving it unattended.
        5. Don’t touch the candle until it has completely cooled, wait until the wax is solid.
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