Candle Care and Safety

 

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. Extinguish all candles when you leave a room or before going to sleep.

  • Trim wick to 1/4 inch before lighting

  • Don't place a burning candle near clothing, books, curtains or anything flammable.

  • Keep lit candles away from drafts, ceiling fans and any air currents.

  • Keep the wick centered.

  • Place candle holders on a stable, heat-resistant surface that is sturdy and large enough to catch any melted wax.

  • Extinguish a candle if the flame gets too close to the candle holder or container.

  • Place burning candles at least 3 inches apart from one another.

  • A candle should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.

  • 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 in the container.