Candle Safety

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Read our selection of tips to help you enjoy our candles safely.
  • Never leave children or animals alone in a room with candles that are lit or still hot. 
  • Never leave burning candles unattended.
  • Preferably extinguish candles with a snuffer.
  • Never blow a candle out with a hard 'puff' as this is likely to blow hot wax over the surface beneath.  Always blow gently.
  • Always read and follow the instructions and remove all packaging before lighting.
  • Keep candles that are lit well apart - we suggest 10cms - and make sure that they are supported and remain upright.
  • Keep candles away from sunlight or other sources of heat.
  • Keep candles away from draughts when they are lit - if unavoidable regularly turn the candle to avoid an irregular burn.
  • Trim the wicks to about 1cm before re-lighting, this should avoid smoking and irregular burning.
  • Try to burn candles for approx 3 hours or until surface is liquefied.  This will avoid tunnelling and ensure an even burn.
  • Always place candles on something that is suitable to protect surfaces while supporting the candles securely upright.
  • Votive candles and tealights are designed in a special way. When lit the whole surface of the candle will turn liquid and after some time the whole candle can become liquid. These candles should always be placed in a stable container of the right size that will prevent liquid wax from being spilt.
  • Do not try to move lit candles - they will be hot and may burn you.
  • Do not allow a naked flame to come into contact with the surface of a container.
  • Never attempt to extinguish a candle with water.
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