Candle Safety Tips

Candle Safety Tips

Candles can create a warm and cosy atmosphere, but it is important to use them safely, avoiding any accidents. Here are some of our key tips:

-Place candles on a stable surface: Candles should be placed on a sturdy, heat-resistant surface that is far away from flammable objects such as curtains, books, and paper.

-Keep candles away from children and pets: Children and pets can accidentally knock over candles, so it is important to keep them out of reach.

-Trim the wick: Before lighting a candle, make sure to trim the wick to about 1/4 inch. This will prevent the flame from getting too large and reduce the risk of the candle toppling over.

-Don't burn candles all the way down: Burning a candle until there is only a small amount of wax left can cause the glass to become hot and break, which can pose a fire hazard.

-Keep candles away from drafty areas: Drafts can cause candles to flicker and potentially blow out. To avoid this, keep candles away from windows, doors, and air vents.

-Use the right candle for the right occasion: Different candles have different burn times and should be used for different purposes. For example, votive candles have a shorter burn time and are best used for short, intimate gatherings. 

By following these guidelines, you can be sure to enjoy your candles whilst minimising the risk of accidents. Always remember to be cautious when using candles, and never leave them unattended, with children, or with pets. Happy candle burning!