Are you fond of burning candles? We share your enthusiasm!
Candle safety is important to prevent fires, burns, and other accidents. Here are some suggestions to help you safely continue enjoying the experience of burning candles:
Never leave a burning candle unattended: Always keep an eye on a burning candle, and make sure to extinguish it before leaving the room.
Keep candles away from flammable materials: Candles should be placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface and kept away from curtains, bedding, papers, books, and other flammable items.
Keep candles out of reach of children and pets: Children and pets can accidentally knock over candles, which can cause fires or burns.
Use proper candle holders: Make sure the candle is in a holder that is sturdy, heat-resistant, and large enough to catch any dripping wax.
Trim candle wicks: Trim the wick to 1/4 inch before lighting to prevent high flames and uneven burning.
Don't burn candles all the way down: Stop burning the candle when there is 1/2 inch of wax left to prevent the candle holder from overheating.
Don't touch or move a burning candle: The wax and the container can be hot, and moving a burning candle can cause wax to spill or the container to break.
Use caution when extinguishing a candle: Use a snuffer or a spoon to put out the flame, or blow gently on the flame to extinguish it. Avoid blowing too hard, as this can cause hot wax to splatter.
By following these guidelines, you can enjoy the beauty and warmth of candles safely.