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  • Candle Safety - Guide to Buring Candles Safely

    Candle Safety and Candle Care Recommendations

    Our handmade candles are beautiful and relaxing, but it is also important to burn candles safely in your home or other space. Whilst there is a special beauty and tranquility to a burning candle, a lighted candle is also an open flame, and a potential fire hazard if not carefully monitored. Please follow these candle safety guidelines to ensure you, your family and loved ones stay safe. 

    Candle Safety, Candle Care - Enjoy our candles but be safe too!
    Candle safety and Candle care -Follow the guidelines to safely burn your candles.



    Candle Safety

    10 Recommendations 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.
    Candle safety - how to burn a candle safely


    Candle Safety

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

    Here are the UK Government's mandatory candle safety pictograms or icons. 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.


    Modern-Day Candle Chandler - Candle Safety and Candle Care

    A Candle Chandler? - "a maker and seller of tallow, wax candles, and also usually soap". We are a modern-day candle chandler, hand pouring candles using traditional methods and skills but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts. 



    Candles and Soapery - Knowledge Base and Customer Support Portal

    Extensive Candle-Care Resources all in One Place

    If you need the full low-down on our chandlery, candle and soapery products, we’ve got all the details and information you’ll need in our Knowledge Base. Browse through these articles and experience all your candle-care resources in one place, click here... 


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    Last updated 6th March 2024

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