Candle Safety

Candle Safety Tips: Enjoy the Warm Glow Responsibly

  1. Keep Vigilant: Always keep a burning candle within your sight. Ensure the wick ember is no longer glowing when extinguishing.

  2. Create a Safe Zone: Never burn candles near flammable objects such as furniture, drapes, bedding, books, or decorations. Maintain a safe distance.

  3. Out of Reach: Keep burning candles away from children and pets. High shelves or secure areas are ideal.

  4. Wick Wisdom: Trim candlewicks to ¼ inch before each burn. This prevents uneven burning and dripping.

  5. Proper Holders: Use candleholders designed for safety. They should be heat-resistant, sturdy, and spacious to contain wax drips.

  6. Steady Surface: Place holders on a stable, heat-resistant surface to prevent damage and container breakage.

  7. Clean Surroundings: Keep the wax pool free of debris. Remove wick trimmings, matches, and any other objects.

  8. Read Instructions: Follow manufacturer's guidelines for safe usage, including recommended burn durations.

  9. Draft-Free Zone: Prevent drafts, vents, or fans from disturbing candles to ensure even burning and avoid flare-ups.

  10. Ventilate Well: Burn candles in well-ventilated rooms, especially in small or tightly sealed spaces.

  11. Don't Burn to the Bottom: Extinguish a candle when 2 inches of wax remain (or ½ inch for containers) to prevent overheating.

  12. Handle with Care: Never touch or move a burning candle, especially if wax is liquid. Use caution with glass holders.

  13. Mind the Gap: Place burning candles at least three inches apart to prevent melting or interference.

  14. Snuff Safely: Use a snuffer to extinguish candles for minimal wax splatter and safety.

  15. No Water, Please: Avoid using water to extinguish candles, as it can cause splattering and container breakage.

  16. Power Outage Precautions: Be cautious when using candles during power outages. Battery-powered lights are safer alternatives.

  17. Watch for Warning Signs: If a candle smokes, flickers excessively, or the flame is too high, extinguish it. Trim the wick and check for drafts before relighting.

  18. No Night Lights: Never use candles as nightlights. Opt for safer sources of light.

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