#24 ~ TODAY'S Tutorial By Sharonscandleshop where you will find a beautiful collection of handcrafted Natural Wax candles!
Today Sharon shares some useful Candle Safety Tips:
Keep away from children and pets
Never leave candle burning unattended.
Always put candle on a candle plate or some other non-flammable, no melt item to catch any melted wax. Never set directly on furniture
Make sure candle is on a sturdy, level, hard surface.
Keep 3 feet away from walls, drapery or any other flammable materials.
Keep out of drafts and breezes.
All decorations should be removed from candle while lit. Hot melted wax or large flame could ignite decoration.
Keep wicks trimmed to ¼ inch – 1/8 inch for wooden wicks.
The ideal length of time to burn a candle is 2 to 4 hours. Any shorter length of time and the candle will only burn a small tunnel hole down the center, leaving a thick, unburned outer shell; any longer than 4 hours and the melted wax pool will be to large either drowning the wick or causing a fire hazard.
Flames should be ½ to 1 inch tall and straight. A flame which bends or flickers too much is a sign of a draft or a less than perfectly formed candle. If the flame gets too high or the wax pool too deep, extinguish the flame and when the wax dries it can be re-lit.
By following these simple tips and exercising a little common sense you can enjoy your candles with confidence.