Our soy candles look amazing when burning and smelling divine. However, like all candles, they too can pose a risk if misused. We have put together a list of candle safety rules we recommend you follow.
Candles help create ambient light, set the mood and fill a home with fragrance. The downside is, they can be dangerous. To help stay safe, here are eleven candle safety rules for you to follow:
⦁ Always keep a burning candle in sight. If you leave the room, extinguish the candle.
⦁ Keep candles free of any objects while burning. If anything can touch or come into the area around the candle, it is not a safe spot. Keeping matches, lighters and candles out of reach of children is also essential.
⦁ Trim the wick of your candle before lighting. Wicks needs to remain short, meaning anything longer than 7mm requires trimming.
⦁ Have working smoke alarms in your home. Make sure you test your smoke alarms and replace the batteries when required.
⦁ Use a wick dipper or candle snuffer to extinguish your candle. This helps to prevent hot wax from spilling from your candle and excess smoking being emitted.
⦁ Candles need to be placed in areas free from any drafts. This helps to avoid any sudden temperature change it also helps to prevent uneven burning, flame flare-ups and objects being blown into the area of the flame.
⦁ Avoid using candles in the bedroom or any area where you cannot pay continuous attention to it.
⦁ Check that the candle is on a heat resistant surface before lighting.
⦁ Discontinue your candle when 10-12mm of wax remains at the bottom of the candle.
⦁ If a candle is lit or still hot, leave it alone. Wait until it is cold, and the wax has set again before touching or moving your candle.
• Always follow the candle guidelines on each candle label and only burn candles for the recommended time.