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Relight My Fire With Our Candle Safety Advice!
Candles seem to get more and more popular every year and we can totally understand why. We’re just a little bit obsessed. Today we want to share with you some of our top tips to get the most out of your candles, but more importantly, keep candle safety at the forefront of your mind whilst doing so.
Get The Most Out Of Your Candle
Before lighting your candle, we recommend trimming the wick so about 5mm is peeking through above the wax. You should try to keep it at this length every time you burn your candle just to stop any smoking.
Did you know that candles have a memory? We know it sounds silly but it’s true! The first time you light your candle, make sure you let the wax melt all the way to the outside edge. If you don’t, your candle will tunnel. (This means the candle will burn down the middle leaving the outside edges unable to melt. It’s pretty wasteful.)
Once you've burnt your candle so much that only 5mm (1/4”) of wax remains, discontinue use of your candle.
When not in use, store your candles in a cool, dark place. If your candle comes with a lid like our Tin Candles, try to remember to put it back on just to help the fragrance stick around a little bit longer.
Stay Safe When Burning Candles
We’re sure you've heard this said until the cows come home but we can’t stress enough how important it is to never leave a candle unattended. We also think it’s important not to fall asleep whilst your candle is still alight.
Place your candle on a heat resistant surface (you can get special candle plates and holders for this), and ensure it’s kept away from any curtains or draughts, and any sources of heat such as TV’s or radiators.
Do not move your candle if it is alight or if the wax is still melted. Try to keep the melted wax pool free of any debris, wick trimmings or matches.
Always keep your candle out of reach of any children, and also make sure it’s in a place where no pets can fiddle with it.
Most importantly, always make sure you have a working smoke alarm whether you’re a candle user or not.
If you have any other tips on how to get the most out of your candle let us know!