We have compiled a few safety tips to keep candles safe in your home or business.
Always burn candles out of reach of children and animals.
Place all burning candles at least 10cm from each other to avoid melting of wax.
Never burn a candle on a flammable surface or near flammable materials
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Never leave a burning candle near a draft as this will cause the candle to burn quicker while also causing it to drip or smoke.
Place all candles in an upright position, candles on a slant can smoke or drip. Never burn candles beside a tilted wall or too close to any wall.
Remember to trim the wick of the candle to about 1cm before each burn.
Do not move a burning candle.
Do not burn a candle for more than 4 hours at a time.
Always extinguish candles at 1/4”(5mm) before it ends as overheating may occur if this is not done causing the glass to crack.
Please be aware, burning candles in a room that is too hot will cause it to burn quicker.
Burn your candle for longer periods, especially wider candles; the heat must be given time to reach the walls of the candle to maximise its burn. If a candle of 100mm is burned for 2-3 hrs at a time it may tunnel (the candle wax will be wasted around the edge and only part of the candle will be burned). This will cut down the burning time dramatically. General rule would be 70mm 3 hrs,80mm 4hrs and 100ml 6-8 hours i.e don’t burn for less than this.