Candle Care information
Did you know that there are more than 1000 candle related house fires reported every year?
Here's our 8 top safety tips when burning candles in your home.
1~ If you purchase a candle make sure it has a safety sticker on the jar.
A candle safety label includes many statements related to the usage, burning, extinguishing and storage of your candles. The information included on your candle safety label should be tailored to meet the requirements of the specific candle.
2~ Never leave a burning candle unattended
If you leave the room or are heading out for a short while, always extinguish the candle. There should be no glowing ember left on the wick.
3 ~ Burn candles out of the reach of children and pets
All candles when in use or not, should be placed out of reach of children and pets. This could be in a locked cupboard if not in use or high up on a shelf where children and pets can’t reach if in use.
4 ~ Do not burn the candle on or near anything that can catch fire
Don’t burn a candle near bedding, curtains, carpets, books, furniture and any other flammable decorative items around your home.
5 ~ Do not burn for more than 4 hours at a time
All candles should be burned for no more than 4 hours at a time. This is to reduce the likelihood of the container shattering or becoming too hot. It also stops the wick from mushrooming which in turn could cause the release of black carbon (soot) or a high flame which may pose an increased fire risk.
6 ~ Make sure the wick is trimmed to 5mm before lighting
A candle wick should be trimmed to 5mm before every burn. This ensures no mushroom is left remaining on the wick which may cause the wick to spit once lit again. It also reduces the likelihood of a mushroom forming whilst the candle is burning.
Trimming the wick is also a vital step that will allow your candle to perform at its best.
7 ~ Keep candles 10cm apart
This ensures that the candles don’t melt each other whilst in use or create drafts which may cause the candles to not burn properly.
8 ~ Container may become hot when in use
Never touch or move a candle whilst in use or whilst the wax is still liquid. Wait until the wax has fully solidified before touching or moving the candle vessel.
Thanks for reading and we hope this helps and keeps you safe whilst enjoying candles in your home.