• Never leave children or animals alone in a room with candles that are lit or still hot. Liquid candle wax can inflict serious burns. Keep burning candles out of reach of children.
  • Never leave burning candles unattended.
  • Preferably extinguish candles with a snuffer.
  • Never blow a candle out with a hard ‘puff’ as this is likely to blow hot wax over the surface beneath. Make sure that no one is near the candle if you choose to blow to extinguish. Always blow gently.
  • Always read and follow the instructions and remove packaging and decorations before lighting.
  • Keep candles that are lit well apart – we suggest 10cms – and make sure that they are supported and remain upright.
  • Keep candles away from sunlight or other sources of heat.
  • Keep candles out of draughts when they are lit.
  • Trim the wicks to about 1cm before re-lighting, this should avoid smoking and irregular burning.
  • Outdoor candles are meant to be burned in the open air. Do not light them indoors.
  • Keep pets and children well away from burning candles.
  • Always place candles on something that is suitable to protect surfaces while supporting the candles securely upright.
  • Floating candles are designed to be burned in water filled bowls.
  • Votive candles and tealights are designed in a special way. When lit the whole surface of the candle will turn liquid and after some time the whole candle can become liquid. These candles should always be placed in a stable container of the right size that will prevent liquid wax from being spilt.
  • Do not try to move lit candles – they will be hot and may burn you. Except in an emergency do not extinguish one of these candles until the surface has turned liquid.
  • Do not allow a naked flame to come into contact with the surface of a container.
  • Never attempt to extinguish a candle with water.