Candle Safety

Candle Safety Advice

Our handmade candles are beautiful and relaxing but burning candles safely in your home is critically important. Please follow these candle safety guidelines to ensure you, your family and loved ones stay safe. 

Candle Safety Guidelines - Enjoy our candles but be safe too!
General Candle Safety Advice - How to burn your candle safely. FelinFach Chandlery Home Page, click here...

 How to Burn a Candle Safely

  1. Always burn candles within sight on a heat resistant surface. Do not leave a burning candle unattended.
  2. Never burn candles within the reach of children or where pets can come close to your candle.
  3. Keep the wick short on your candles. Trim as required and whenever the flame grows in the jar. Trim the wick with a candle wick trimmer, scissors or a tissue.
  4. Keep your candles away from flammable surfaces. Don’t put candles near curtains, fabrics, furniture or anything flammable.
  5. Keep all candles away from draughts. Draughts can cause the flame to spark and may ignite nearby objects.
  6. Keep burning candles at least 12cms [5 inches] apart and don’t put candles under shelves. Make sure there’s at least three feet (one metre) between a candle and any surface above it.
  7. Never move candles when they’re burning. Extinguish candles and leave to cool completely before moving them.
  8. Never go to sleep with a candle still burning. And never leave a burning candle or oil burner in a child’s bedroom.
  9. Use a snuffer or a spoon to put them out. It’s safer than blowing them out, which can send sparks and hot wax flying.
  10. Double-check candles are extinguished. Candles that have been put out can go on smouldering and start a fire. Make sure they’re completely out.

    Please remember, relax, enjoy your candles, but be safe too!

    Classified, Labelled and Packaging (CLP) - UK Law Requirements

    Here are the UK Government's mandatory candle safety warnings. Our handmade candles all have an appropriate Safety Data Sheet and are fully compliant with UK laws and regulations. Here are the icons on the labels of your candles and what they mean to help you stay safe.

    Candle Safety - General warning triangle for candlesCandle Safety - Never leave a burning candle unattendedCandle Safety - Keep candles away from children and petsCandle Safety - Keep candles away from inflammable materials
    • The general warning triangle
    • Never leave a burning candle unattended
      • Always extinguish it before leaving the room, even if it is only for a minute.
    • Keep away from children and pets
      • Both children and pets might get attracted to burning candles or knock them over accidentally.
    • Keep away from things that can catch fire
      • Keep a large enough distance to combustible items beside and above the candle. Keep in mind that the flame might get larger during burning.

    The CLP UK law requires candles and melts to have labels which contain the following information.

    • Contents, fragrances and ingredients
    • Weight of candle (not the candle and the bottle or other container)
    • Name, address and telephone number of the candle/melts maker



    About FelinFach

    Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Handmade Candles, Reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts - hand poured in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email Welsh Tartan Scarves Sheepskin Rugs

    Our company is located in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Our ethos is defined in the three words,   NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.

    We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for WoolAll Things Wales, Global Welsh and Red Dragon America.

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    Last update 6th January 2023

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