Updated: Feb 13, 2022
Although candles bring relaxation, memories and comfort, the open flame can be hazardous when not tended to properly. It's important to make sure candles are burned safely every time. Check out the tips below to continue enjoying your candles.
Trim the wick at least 1/4 inch. This prevents uneven burning, flaring or excessive smoke.
Avoid placing candle by drafty areas and air vents. This prevents uneven burning and soot.
Do not burn for more than 2-4 hours each time you light your candle. This prevents uneven burn and the vessel from getting too hot.
While Burning your candle
Never leave a burning candle unattended or lit while sleeping. Extinguish your candle before leaving the room or going to bed.
Extinguish your candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Let the candle cool before re-lighting and trim the wick.
Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books and decor. It's always best to place something under your candle while burning, such as, any heat resistant plate or heat safe coaster to avoid heat damage to any surfaces, specifically wood.
Extinguishing Your Candle
It's best to use a candle snuffer or candle lid (if included with candle) when extinguishing your candle. It prevents hot wax splatter and the safest way from getting too close to your candle.
In the event you need to put your candle out immediately, never use water to extinguish your candle, as this could result in hot wax splatter or breaking your glass vessel.
Always check to make sure your candle is completely out and there is no glow coming from your wick, as it can resume a flame if not extinguished correctly.
Hopefully these are the steps you are currently doing when caring for your candle, if not, no worries, these are easy remedies to adopt to ensure you have the safest and most enjoyable candle burning experience.