Candle Safety

Everybody loves candles, but the flame on a lit candle is still a fire, therefore safety measures are required. It is important to follow these instructions to prevent the possibility of fire and injury.

 

Before Burning:

  • Trim your wicks to approximately 6mm to ensure an appropriately sized flame
  • Place the candle on a flat, heat resistant surface
  • Ensure their are no wick trimmings or foreign objects sitting on top of the candle wax
  • Do not use if the jar is cracked, chipped or broken in any way

 

    During Burning:

    • Do not move a burning candle as the jar may be hot
    • Do not burn the candle for more than 4 hours at a time
    • Do not expose candle to drafts
    • Never leave a lit candle unattended
    • Keep away from children, pets and flammable objects
    • You should ensure the candle has a full melt pool before extinguishing to prevent tunneling
    • Stop burning when 1cm of wax remains in the bottom of the glass.

     

    When Extinguishing:

    • Gently blow out the candle to prevent wax from splattering. A candle snuffer is also ideal
    • Do not use the lid to extinguish the flame
    • Never use water to extinguish a candle.
    • Ensure that the candle is completely extinguished before leaving it unattended
    • Do not touch the candle until the wax has set to ensure the jar is no longer hot