Candle Tips and Safety Precautions
Daily Candle Use Tips
Prior to lighting your candle should trim the wick of a candle 1/4-1/8″. This will give the best scented candles a cleaner burn at all times and helps maintain consistent aroma distribution. We suggest trimming the wick every 4 hours of burn time. When wick trimming, you should always extinguish the flame, let the candle cool to room temperature, and trim the wick to 1/8 of inch before relighting.
- Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep.
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
- Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lit candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
- Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container, allow to cool to room temperature and trim the wick, then re-light. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch of wax remains in the container. This will also help prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface and prevent glass containers from cracking or breaking.
- Never touch or move a container candle when the wax is liquid, the container will be extremely hot to the touch.
- Never use a candle as light when you go into a closet to look for things.
- Never use a candle for light when fueling equipment such as a lantern or kerosene heater.
- Install a smoke detector in every room where candles are burned.
- Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax. Be sure the candleholder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface.
- Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
- Do not burn a candle for longer than 4 hours. Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room.
- One of the safest ways to extinguish a candle is to use a candle snuffer, which helps prevent hot wax from spattering.
- When blowing out a candle, hold your index finger in front of the flame and blow at it. Air will flow around your finger, extinguish the candle from both sides, and prevent hot wax from splattering.
- Do not extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to spatter and can cause glass containers to break.