Be sure to follow these safety guidelines while enjoying your candles.
Trim the wick to ¼ inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, high flames, smoking, or sooting. Use a wick trimmer or scissors to trim the wick.
Never attempt to trim a burning candle.
Discard the snipped portion in the trash; never leave wick trimmings in your candle jar.
Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
Burn candles in a well-ventilated room.
Avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping.
Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a candle when the wax is liquefied.
Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch of wax remains.
Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This is to make sure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts that will cause the candles to burn improperly.
Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts before re-lighting.
Never leave a candle burning unattende Always keep the candle within your sight. If you are going to leave the room, be sure to first blow out all candles.
Never use a candle as a night light.
Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure. Never use a candle during a power outage to look for things.
Never burn a candle on or near anything flammable. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
Never use water to extinguish a candle. Water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might break a glass container.
Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
Don’t touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.
Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.
Protect the surface underneath the candle no matter the material.
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