While candles provide a sense of relaxation, nostalgia, and solace, it is essential to recognize the potential hazards posed by their open flames when not attended to diligently. Our utmost priority is to ensure your candle-burning experience is both joyful and secure. Therefore, we kindly request that you acquaint yourself with the following set of instructions we have prepared for your safety and enjoyment.
Precautions Prior to Ignition
- In preparation for lighting your candle, trim the wick to a length of at least ¼ inch. This action serves to prevent irregular burning, dripping, or flaring. Further information on this subject can be found here.
- Avoid exposing the candle to drafts, vents, or air currents. By doing so, you can help avert rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping.
- To ensure an even burn, light the candle for a duration of 2-3 hours each time. Additionally, remember to trim the wicks before every ignition. More details regarding burning time can be found here.
Safety Measures While the Candle Is Lit
- Under no circumstances should you leave a burning candle unattended or keep it lit while sleeping. If you plan to leave the room or go to bed, be sure to extinguish all candles beforehand.
- Never attempt to touch or relocate a burning candle. Similarly, avoid moving a candle container while the wax is in a liquid state.
- Avoid burning the candle until it is completely depleted. To prioritize safety, cease burning the candle when approximately ¼ inch of wax remains in the vessel.
- If you are burning multiple candles, ensure that each one is placed at least three inches apart. This precaution guarantees that the candles do not melt one another or create their own drafts.
- In the event that the flame becomes excessively high or flickers repeatedly, extinguish the candle. Before relighting, allow the candle to cool, trim the wick, and check for any unwanted drafts.
- Exercise additional caution when burning candles during a power outage. Battery-powered lights, such as flashlights, serve as much safer alternatives for illumination during such instances.
- Never burn a candle on or near any objects that are flammable. Maintain a safe distance between burning candles and furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, and similar items.
- Ensure that candles are placed out of reach of children and pets. Take precautions to prevent lit candles from being knocked over by children, pets, or any other individuals.
Proper Procedures for Extinguishing
- If available, utilize a candle snuffer to extinguish the flame, as it is the safest method to prevent hot wax from splattering.
- Avoid using water to put out a candle, as this may cause the hot wax to splatter and potentially shatter a glass container.
- Before leaving the room, ascertain that the candle is completely extinguished and that no glowing embers remain in the wick.
- Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled down.