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  • Do Candles Set off Fire Alarms

    Do Candles Set off Fire Alarms or Smoke Alarms

    In most cases and in our experience, candles do not set off fire alarms or smoke alarms. Fire alarms and smoke alarms are designed to detect smoke from a fire. The flame and smoke from a single candle with a properly sized wick is rarely enough to set off an alarm. 

    However, the amount of smoke produced by candles can depend on several factors, including the type of wax used, the presence of fragrance oils, and the size of the flame. There are a few things that can increase the risk of a candle setting off a smoke alarm, including:

    • Placing the candle too close to a smoke alarm.
    • Blowing out the candle instead of using a candle snuffer.
    • Burning multiple candles in a small space.

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    How to Reduce the Risk of Candles Setting off Fire Alarms

    • Keep candles away from fire alarms and smoke detectors. The smoke from a candle can easily travel to a smoke detector and set it off. Place candles at least 3 feet away from smoke detectors.
    • Keep candles in a well-ventilated area. A well-ventilated area will help to disperse the smoke from a candle, making it less likely to set off a smoke alarm.
    • Don't leave candles unattended. Always keep an eye on candles when they are burning. If you need to leave the room, blow out the candles.
    • Trim wicks to millimetres or 1/4 of an inch. Long wicks can produce more smoke, which can increase the risk of setting off a smoke alarm.
    • Clean your smoke detectors regularly. A dirty smoke detector may not be able to detect smoke properly, which could increase the risk of a fire.
    • Plant-based wax candles: Finally, using candles that are designed to burn cleanly and produce less smoke, such as soy wax or rapeseed wax candles, can also reduce the risk of triggering a smoke alarm.

    Modern Day Candle Chandler and Candle Making Tutor

    A Candle Chandler is a "maker and seller of wax candles and also 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 an experienced modern-day candle chandler. We hand pour candles but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts. Our eco-friendly candles are made from sustainable and renewable plant-based candle waxes. Wherever possible, we use wood wicks in our candles for that sound and light ambience! All shipped in plastic free, recyclable packaging and carbon neutral shipping.

    We are also candle making tutors for our candle making workshops, designed for complete beginners and those with some experience.


    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... 


    Candle Safety

    It is always important to treat your 3 wick candles safely and with care. Please note the follow candle care advice... 

    • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
    • Place candles on a stable surface away from flammable objects.
    • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
    • Extinguish candles before going to bed or leaving the house.
    • Do not place candles too close together.

    More information on Candle Safety and Care, click here...


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    Last updated 1st January 2024

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