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Candle Safety

Safety Candle Advice

Our handmade candles are beautiful and relaxing, but please follow these candle safety guidelines to ensure you stay safe.

  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!

    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...

     

    Chandlery - Handmade Candles, Reed Diffusers, Tealights, Wax Melts

    A Chandlery? - "a handmade maker and seller of tallow, wax candles, and also usually soap". A chandlery was originally the office in a wealthy medieval household responsible for wax, candles and soaps as well as the room in which the candles were kept. 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.

     

     

     

    About FelinFach

    Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email Welsh Tartan Scarves Sheepskin Rugs

    Our company, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath. We design Welsh blankets and the iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets which are hand woven at Welsh mills. We also design and make natural hand dyed yarn, cotton, silk and wool scarves are all available in our yarn store and shop. We also offer Welsh tartansSheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few! Our candles, reed diffusers, wax melts and tealights are hand poured by us. Lastly, craft courses on hand dyeing with 100% natural dyes in the purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio. We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for WoolAll Things Wales and Global Welsh.

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    Last update 26th September 2022