Candle Safety Tips

OMG we all love candles!!! They’re great aren’t they? Candles set the mood in a romantic setting; they look good with our décor, and most importantly they smell fantastic. But when it comes to candle safety do we know all the rules? Most importantly are we following those rules? When you purchase a candle on the bottom or back of each candle are warning labels. Can you believe I’ve had someone tell me they’ve never noticed the warning label on a candle? But anyway, listed on the label are a set of tips that I suggest you look over and follow before burning a candle in your home. Let’s take a look at the warning label on our TC Candles and More Monkey fart candle and go over each tip to ensure that you’re keeping yourself and your family safe when burning a candle.  
  1. Keep wax free of matches, wick trimmings or other flammable materials.

  You don’t want your candle to catch on fire because of debris left in the jar; so please keep the candle clear of all junk.  
  1. Keep wick centered and trimmed ¼’ to prevent smoking and soot buildup on container or other items.

What I typically do to keep my wick centered is, I take a chopstick (lol......don’t laugh) and straighten my wick when I see its leaning too closely to the side of the candle jar. Normally straighten my wick once I have blown out the candle.   The most important thing I do when burning candles is trim the candle wick before every burn. I do this because I don’t like the black smoke when I light my candle and I don’t like the jar to have soot buildup. No I don’t take a ruler and measure ¼’ on the wick and then trim.  But a sure sign that tells me my wick needs to be trimmed is when I light it and the flame starts to dances around like crazy. So what I would do is just simple blow the candle out and trim the wick. If you don’t have a wick trimmer scissors, will work just fine.  
  1. Burn only on stable and heat resistant surfaces for not more than 4 hours at a time.

Now here there isn’t really anything to explain. Just make sure you're not burning your candle on a chair or pillow or something crazy like that. Burn it on a table or counter. Now-a-days they make cute little candle holders for jars that you can buy anywhere. I love candle holders and I use them all the time.   I know most people burn their candles over 4 hours and that’s cool and all but make sure you’re checking on the candle. Burning your candle longer than 4 hours may cause your wick to move or start to lean towards the edge of your candle jar; and you don’t want the candle jar to crack because the wick was leaning on the glass.  
  1. Keep out of drafts.

  Drafts cause that dancing flame that we don’t like. So keep your candle away from the drafty areas.  
  1. Discontinue use when only ½’ of wax remains in bottom.

  Ok Hunni ...... now it's time to reorder your Monkey fart candle. The wax is gone and too low to burn. (Luckily we have the TCC Candle subscription, so your new candle is on the way no need to put in a new order.)  
  1. Do not move candle while burning or if wax is hot.

  Yassss, you don’t want hot wax splashing everywhere. And if you’re an accident prone like me smh you would just wait to move it.  
  1. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

We always want to keep our babies safe whether it’s your human baby or your fur baby. So keep your candle up high where the kiddos can’t touch them and knock them over or burn themselves.  
  1. And lastly never leave a burning candle unattended.

  This is very important. I know you can’t just sit in a room and stare at the candle all day but please be aware that the candle is burning and check on it!! Make sure it is burning correctly we don’t want any accidents to happen.  TC Candles & More cares about the safety of our customers and their family. So take heed to these tips and try them out next time you’re burning one of our candles.                

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