Candle safety tips - Candles add personality to your décor, establish an element of peace and serenity, and make your home smell great. While there are many benefits to burning candles, proper candle safety is important to prevent accidents or injuries.
Follow these precautionary measures when using candles:
Do not leave a burning Candle unattended for a long time.
Light the candle only after placing it on a candlestick.
Do not leave the burning candle unattended, especially if there are small children or animals in the room.
Place the candles at a distance of no closer than 4” from each other.
Do not place a burning candle on a windowsill or near flammable objects (books, newspapers, etc.).
It is not recommended to store candles in direct sunlight, as ultraviolet destroys dyes and can lead to fading, or near heating devices, since candles can be deformed under heat.
In order to extinguish a candle, one should cover it with some object (candle snuffer), excluding the supply of oxygen.
Before lighting a candle, remove all labels, decorations and accessories.
Place the candle in the candlestick evenly, steadily, and not at an angle.
Do not leave the candle in a place that is breezy (in the wind or draft) otherwise, the candle may fade or it will not burn evenly.
The length of the wick should be no more than 0.3”, otherwise the candle may start flickering and smoking. Frequently cut the wick if necessary.