Candle Care

Candles



HOW TO BURN A CANDLE SAFELY

Before lighting trim the wick to ľ inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring.

Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use.
It should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.

Burn candles in a well-ventilated room.

Place the candleholder on a stable, heat resistant surface.

Keep the wax pool clearof wick trimming, matches, and debris at all times.

Avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid
or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive drippings.

Follow the manufacturerís recommendations on burn time and proper use while burning.

Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a votive or container candle when the wax is liquefied.

Donít burn a candle all the way down. For margin of safety, discontinue burning as candle when 2 inches of wax remains (1/2 inch if in a container).

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.

Always keep the candle within your sight. If you are going to leave the room, be sure to first blow out all candles.

WHEN EXTINGUISHING:
Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. Itís the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.

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.

Donít touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.

OTHER SAFETY TIPS:

Always keep a burning candle in 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 lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets, or anyone else.

Keep burning candle away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups, and sooting. Drafts can also blow lightweight curtains or papers into the flame where they could catch fire.

Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room. Donít burn too many candles in a small room or in a ďtightĒ home where air exchange is limited.

Donít burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax remains or Ĺ inch if in a container.

Never touch a burning candle or move a votive or container candle when the wax is liquid.

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.

Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This is to make sure they donít melt one another, or create their own drafts that will cause the candles to burn improperly.

Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. Itís the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.

Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.

Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of lights during a power failure. Never use a candle during a power outage to look for things in a closet, or when fueling equipment Ė such as a lantern or kerosene heater.

Make sure a candle is completely extinguished and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.

Extinguish a candle if it smokes flickers repeatedly, or the flame becomes too high. The candle isnít burning properly and the flame isnít controlled. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before re-lighting.

Never use a candle as a night light.

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