Candle Safety


  • Never leave a lit candle unattended. Extinguish candles when you leave a room or before going to sleep.
  • Follow the 2 foot rule - don't place a burning candle near clothing, books, curtains or anything flammable.
  • Keep lit candles away from drafts, ceiling fans and any air currents.
  • Trim the wick to 1/4  inch each time the candle is lit to prevent the flame from getting too large.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Place candle holders on a stable, heat-resistant surface that is sturdy and large enough to catch melted wax.
  • Extinguish a candle if the flame gets too close to the candle holder or container.
  • Place burning candles at least 3 inches apart from one another.
  • A burning candle should not be used as a nightlight.
  • A candle should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.
  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch of wax remains in the container.