Candles in the home

 Using candles especially at Christmas can make a room feel so much warmer and add to the festive glow, but please remember  that candles also bring fire into your home - so being safe and careful with candles is very important.

 Safety advice
 Here are some safety tips that will help you to use candles safely and enjoy the well being experience of burning candles.  

  •  Always use a suitable holder when burning candles.
  • Consider an extra smoke alarm in the rooms where you might use candles.
  • Extinguish candles before moving them and don't let anything fall into the hot wax.
  • Candles should always be sited out of the reach of children and away from areas that pets can get into or near.
  • Don't put them under shelves - make sure there's at least one metre (three feet) between a candle and any surface above it.
  • Keep clothes and hair away from the naked flame. If there's any chance you could forget a candle is there and lean across or brush past it, put it somewhere else well out of reach.
  • Use a snuffer or a spoon to put them out. Blowing them can send sparks and spread hot wax onto surrounding surfaces, always double check that they are completely out and not still just smouldering.
  • Put them on a heat-resistant surface and be especially careful with night lights and tea lights, which get hot enough to melt plastic; TVs and baths are not fire resistant objects and can melt if these lights are placed directly onto them.
  • Don't leave them burning. You should always extinguish candles before you leave a room; never go to sleep with a candle still burning and never leave a burning candle or oil burner in a child's bedroom.
  • Scented candles turn to liquid in order to release their fragrance, so always burn them in a suitable glass or metal container that can withstand the heat of the liquid and also ensure the container can hold all of the liquid. 

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 Welcome to our candle safety page here we will provide you with information  about how to stay safe when using candles, especially at Christmas.