Luxury Candles in the home are getting a more and more
popular way to add relaxation to our homes. Luxury candles are very safe in
your home if you follow some simple safety information.
The Do’s and Dont’s
- Burn the
luxury candle for no more than 4 hours at a time.
- Trim the
wick to 12mm before each use as this will help prevent soot and extend the
life of the candle.
- Use a candle
plate to protect surfaces. Never put a candle directly on a surface that
is flammable or could become damaged by heat or oil.
- Always put
candles on a heat resistant surface. TVs are not fire-resistant objects.
- The Luxury Candle needs to be stable, so it won’t fall over.
- Position them away from curtains. Don’t put candles near curtains or other fabrics – or furniture. And keep them out of draughts.
- Don’t put them under shelves. It’s easy to forget that there’s a lot of heat above a burning candle. If you put it under a shelf or other surface then it can burn the surface. Make sure there’s at least three feet (one metre) between a candle and any surface above it.
- Keep clothes and hair away. If there’s any chance you could lean across a candle and forget it’s there, put it somewhere else. You don’t want to set fire to your clothes or your hair.
children and pets away. Candles should be out of reach of children and
- Keep candles
apart. Leave at least four inches (10cm) between two burning candles.
- Take care
with votive or scented candles. These kinds of candles turn to liquid to
release their fragrance.
- Don’t move them when they’re burning. Extinguish candles before moving them. Also, don’t let anything fall into the hot wax like match sticks.
- Don’t leave them burning. Extinguish candles before you leave a room. Never go to sleep with a candle still burning. And never leave a burning candle or oil burner in a child’s bedroom.
- Use a snuffer or a spoon to put them out. It’s safer than blowing them, which can send sparks and hot wax flying.
- Double-check they’re out. Candles that have been put out can go on smouldering and start a fire. Make sure they’re completely out.