When it comes to soy candle safety, there are several important considerations to keep in mind. Here are some general tips for using handmade soy candles safely:
Place candles on a stable surface: Ensure that the surface where you place the candles is flat, heat-resistant, and stable. This helps prevent accidental tipping and potential fire hazards.
Keep away from flammable materials: Make sure to keep your candles away from curtains, bedding, papers, and other flammable materials. Maintain a safe distance between the candles and anything that can catch fire.
Never leave candles unattended: It's crucial to never leave a burning candle unattended. Extinguish them before leaving the room or going to bed.
Keep out of reach of children and pets: Place candles in areas where children and pets cannot reach them. Curious hands or paws can accidentally knock over candles and cause accidents.
Trim the wick: Before lighting a soy candle, trim the wick to about ¼ inch. This helps prevent excessive smoke, uneven burning, and potential accidents.
Avoid drafts: Drafts can cause candles to burn unevenly or produce more smoke. Place candles away from open windows, fans, and air vents to ensure a steady and controlled burn.
Use appropriate candle holders: Make sure to use suitable candle holders or containers designed for candles. They should be heat-resistant, sturdy, and large enough to catch any dripping wax.
Extinguish properly: Use a candle snuffer or gently blow out the flame to extinguish a soy candle. Avoid blowing the flame forcefully, as it can cause hot wax to splatter.
Avoid over-burning: Don't burn candles for more than a few hours at a time. Extended burning can lead to excessive heat, potential container damage, or an increased risk of fire.
Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions: Each candle may have specific safety instructions provided by the manufacturer. Make sure to read and follow them for optimal safety.
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