Candle Safety

Follow these guidelines to enjoy your candles safely and make them last longer.

Even if you're just leaving the room, extinguish your candles. Never leave a candle burning when you go to bed. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing.

Extinguish all candles before going to bed. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer to use during a power failure.

Some objects around your home are flammable – like furniture, drapes, paper, etc. Burn candles, not books!

Make sure your little ones can't get to a burning candle or knock it over.

Long, uneven wicks can cause uneven burning, large flames and soot.

A shorter burn time will help your candle last longer. It will also help prevent large flames, extra soot and overheating.

Extinguish the flame if it gets too close to the container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when ½ inch of wax remains.

This isn't normal. Let the wax cool down, then trim the wick to ¼ inch. Be sure to check for drafts before relighting.

This will help prevent overheating, uneven burning, flare-ups and sooting. Drafts can potentially blow small items into the flame where they could catch fire.

This can help prevent candles from damaging any underlying surfaces or breaking glass containers. Candle holders should be heat-resistant, sturdy, and big enough to catch any drips or melted wax.

Anything in the wax, like wick trimmings and matches, can accumulate and lead to uneven burning.

Don’t burn too many candles in a small room where air exchange is limited.

Candle containers get hot – it hurts!

It could scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon further use.

This helps ensure they don’t melt one another, create drafts or cause improper burning.

Snuffers are the best way to prevent hot wax from splattering. Water and soy wax don't mix. It can cause the hot wax to splatter and could cause a glass container to break.