11 Candle Safety Tips and Best Practices

candle safety

We want everyone to be able to enjoy our candles safely. On today's blog post we're sharing best practices for burning your candles!

  1. Don’t leave your candle unattended 
    Keep that candle within eyesight at all times! Candles are like children, look away for 2 seconds and they've drawn all over your walls with a pen!

  2. Keep children and pets away from your candle 
    Candles, children, and pets are a perfect trifecta of unpredictability. It’s best to keep them separate in order to prevent them from mixing.

  3. Burn your candle for 2-3 hours each session
    It will help the wax to burn more evenly and prevent tunneling.

  4. Keep the wax pool free of wax trimmings and debris.
    The trimmings can potentially re-ignite and create a fire hazard.

  5. Avoid placing your candle under drafts. 
    Vents or air currents will cause rapid/ uneven burning. 

  6. Only light candles on level surfaces 
    The only thing we want going up in flames is the candle, you feel me? Prevent accidents by keeping the candle upright.

  7. If burning more than one candle, place each candle at least 3-5 inches away from each other. 

  8. Trim your wick to ¼ an inch before lighting 
    Trimming the wick prevents the candle's flame from potentially getting too large and hot, aka a fire hazard.

  9. Don’t use water to extinguish your candle 
    Water can cause hot wax to splatter. 

  10. Stop burning your candle when there is ¼ - ½ of an inch left in the container 
    Burning a candle down to the bottom of the jar might make the glass hot enough to explode. The only explosion we want is to fill the room with fragrance!

  11. Do not touch or move your candle until it has completely cooled.
    Your candle might be surprisingly hot! Wait 10 or so minutes so that your candle has time to cool before moving it.