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Illuminate with Safety in Mind: Learn Essential Tips for Safe Candle Usage

For centuries candles have been used to create a warm and inviting ambiance. While they bring beauty and tranquility to our homes, it's crucial to prioritize safety when using candles. Try following these essential safety tips, so you can enjoy the cozy glow and fragrant atmosphere of candles without compromising your and your family well-being.

Never Leave Candles Unattended:

This one is the easiest. Always extinguish candles before leaving the room or going to bed. Unattended candles can pose a fire hazard and increase the risk of accidents. Be doubly cautious if you have kids and pets.

Keep Candles Away from Flammable Items:

Ensure that candles are placed in a stable and heat-resistant holder on a flat surface. Keep them at least one foot away from flammable objects such as curtains, furniture, papers, and decorations. A safe distance prevents accidental fires and reduces the risk of items catching fire from the candle's flame or hot wax.

Place Candles in Draft-Free Areas:

Avoid placing candles in areas where drafts are common, such as near open windows, fans, or air vents. Drafts can cause the flame to flicker and may result in an uneven burn or an increased risk of accidents. Always ensure that the candle's flame remains steady. If despite the precautions the flame is not stable, there may be a problem with the wick.

Trim Candle Wicks:

Before lighting a candle, ensure the wick is trimmed to about ¼ inch. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, excessive soot, and even small sparks that may ignite nearby objects. Trimming the wick helps promote a steady and controlled flame.

Use Candle Snuffers:

When extinguishing a candle, it is best to use a candle snuffer. Snuffers help prevent hot wax from splattering and reduce the risk of accidentally knocking over the candle. Alternatively, gently blowing out the candle with your mouth, or using a lid or other non-flammable object, can also be safe methods for extinguishing the flame.

Keep Candles Out of Reach:

Ensure candles are placed out of reach of children and pets. Curious little hands and paws may accidentally knock over candles or get too close to the flame, leading to burns or injuries. Keep candles in areas where they cannot be easily accessed by children or pets or close to your mobility space.

Be Mindful of Candle Duration:

Avoid burning candles for extended periods. Most candle manufacturers provide recommended burn times, typically around 1-3 hours. Excessive burning can cause the candle to overheat, potentially leading to a safety hazard. We recommend that it be no more than 2 hours in a row to prevent accidents.

Follow these essential and easy tips and enjoy the cozy and soothing ambiance of candles without compromising safety.

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