To help you fully understand the pictorial references on your Heart & Home candle labels we have compiled the following information.
Never leave a burning candle unattended
If a candle is always in full sight then all of the following potential issues could be spotted and acted upon.
BURN CANDLE OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS
Never place lit candles where they can be easily knocked over anyone, especially children and pets.
ALWAYS LEAVE AT LEAST 10CM BETWEEN BURNING CANDLES
Especially when candles are burned in shelves, there should be a clearance distance of at least 30cm between the top of the flame and the shelf and there should be a 10cm space between candles.
DO NOT BURN CANDLES ON OR NEAR ANYTHING THAT CAN CATCH FIRE
Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
DO NOT PLACE CANDLES IN A DRAUGHT
This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting. Drafts can also blow nearby lightweight items into the flame where they could catch fire.
Always snuff out the flame. Do not blow out
It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax splatters.
KEEP THE WAX POOL CLEAR OF MATCHES AND OTHER DEBRIS TO AVOID FLARING
Flammable objects in the wax pool, such as matches, insects, flammable decorations, can ignite and cause the candle to overheat and flare up.
DO NOT MOVE A BURNING CANDLE
It is important that you do not move the candle when it is burning. The hot and liquid wax can splatter and cause tricky wax stains and perhaps severe burns.
Only burn candle for a maximum of 3 hours
Candle Jars MUST not be burned for over 3 hours per session & always TRIM the wick before the next burn commences. It is good practice not to burn a candle for over 3 hours at a time.
Do not place candles near a source of heat
Do not place candles in direct sunlight or on/near a direct heat source such as a fire or radiator as this can affect the way the candle burns. Remember that electrical items like television sets also get hot and therefore should be treated as a source of heat.
PLACE CANDLES IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION
Always make sure candle is straight to avid any licking or falling over.
NEVER USE LIQUID TO EXTINGUISH A FLAME
The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.
ONLY USE TEA LIGHT IN HOLDERS AND WARMING STOVES WITH SUFFICIENT VENTILATION
Insufficient ventilation can cause the tealight to flare up.
Never burn a votive candle in it's packaging.
Under no circumstances should a votive ever be lit in it's display packaging. Always remove and place in a suitable holder or container and place on a heat resistant plate or surface.