Candle Care & Safety

Updated: Apr 9

We all know candles add beauty as they are a style statement for home décor. Candles bring mindfulness, comfort, and hope & are a part of a celebration in our lives, at the same time they can be dangerous if not monitored properly.

Candles need love & care, so here are some management & safety tips that you should follow if you light up one!

  • Never leave a candle unattended, keep them out of reach of children and pets. Always keep candles on a heat-resistant & non - flammable base. Also, don’t move candles while they are burning.

  • Trim your wick to 5mm before lighting a candle for an ideal burn. If you are lighting a new candle for the first time then let the wax melt all the way to the sides of the container, it helps create an even burn & increases the life of a candle.

  • Do not burn a candle for more than 3-4 hours at a time. Always burn a candle in a well-ventilated room & never burn multiple candles in a tight room. Always remember to remove labels or anything a candle contains that can catch fire which can be high-risk.

  • When not in use, prefer keeping candles in a dark place, away from sunlight as their color can fade.

  • The most effective way to extinguish a candle is to use a candle snuffer.

  • Enjoy glass jar candles safely as they can break or crack if not kept in a secure area. While the candle is burning, the sides of the jar can become hot, handle carefully.

When it comes to our masala chai jar candle, you need to take care of this baby a little more. Always remove huge-sized spices before lighting a candle. If you forget to do so then immediately remove spices if they catch fire (blow the candle & pick the spices with a plucker or a tool for safety) as they can raise the temperature of the glass jar & can lead to breakage of the same.

Also, if the flame is too small, pour out a very small amount of molten wax for an apt burn.

It’s always a great idea to be a little careful while using candles to avoid any mishap :)


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