Candle Caution & Care

The Golden rule:

Never leave a burning candle unattended, ever!

Be Wise

  • Keep out of reach of kids and pets
  • Keep out of air currents
  • Place on a heat-resistant, sturdy, level surface before lighting
  • Check there are no flammable items nearby that could possibly come into contact with the flame
  • Make sure your candle holder or plate is large enough to catch any dripped wax
  • Keep lit candles at least 10cm away from each other. Burning candles can create air currents and melt neighbouring candles

Careful attention

  • Never move or touch a candle until the wax has cooled and is solid again
  • Never add anything to the wax and carefully remove anything that does fall into the melted wax with a pair of tweezers (the exception to this rule is adding essential oil to a wax melt in an oil burner)
  • Keep the wick trimmed to around 1cm tall

Flame safety

  • The safest way to extinguish a candle is with a snuffer or dipping tool
  • Always extinguish a candle which starts smoking, flickers or the flame gets too high. Use my troubleshooting guide to fix the problem before lighting the candle again.
  • Never extinguish a candle fire with water, it will splash wax around, instead smother the fire as you would a grease fire