Alena’s Candle Safety Tips

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Alena’s Candle Safety Tips

Our Candles might be pretty, but they’re still miniature fires. Follow Alena’s Candle Safety Tips and, some basic guidelines to ensure your candle-burning experience is a pleasant & safe one.

Ensuring candle safety is crucial to prevent accidents and create a secure environment for enjoying the warm glow and delightful scents of Alena’s candles. Here are some Alena’s essential candle safety tips that Alena’s A Canadian Candle Company recommends:

Before Burning 

  • Trim the wick to ¼ inch each time before burning
  • Use a Wick Trimmer to trim your wicks as Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning.
  • Place the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface.
  • Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches, and debris at all times.

While Burning 

  • Never touch or move a burning candle.
  • Always keep the candle within your sight. If you are going to leave the room, be sure to first blow out all candles.
  • Do not burn the candle longer than 4 hours at a time.
  • Keep burning candles out of reach of children and pets.
  • Do not leave candles burning with no one in the room.
  • Extinguish all candles before you go to sleep.
  • Teach your children to be careful around open flames. Make sure they understand that candles are not toys, or something they can eat or drink.

When Extinguishing 

  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle to prevent hot wax from splattering.
  • Make sure the candle is completely extinguished before leaving the room.
  • Don’t touch the candle until it has completely cooled.
  • Never drop your matches into the candle and make sure to put it into water before you dispose of your Alena’s fancy matches.

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  • Trim the Wick: Before lighting your candle, trim the wick to approximately 1/4 inch (0.64 cm). This helps prevent excessive flickering, smoking and ensures a clean burn.
  • Place on a Stable Surface: Always place your candles on a stable, heat-resistant surface. Avoid placing them near flammable materials or in drafty areas that can cause uneven burning.
  • Keep Away from Children and Pets: Place candles out of reach of children and pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended, and make sure it is completely extinguished before leaving the room.

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  • Burn in a Well-Ventilated Area: Ensure that the room is well-ventilated when burning candles. This helps prevent the accumulation of excessive smoke and ensures a healthier environment.
  • Use Appropriate Holders: Place candles in suitable holders that are designed to catch any dripping wax and provide stability. Avoid using containers that may crack or break due to heat.
  • Avoid Overburning: Limit the burn time of your candles. Avoid burning them for more than four hours at a time. Extinguish the candle and allow it to cool before relighting.
  • Do Not Move While Burning: Never move a burning candle. Extinguish it first, let it cool, and then relocate it if necessary. Hot wax can cause burns or spills if the candle is moved while lit.
  • Check for Drafts: Avoid placing candles in drafty areas as this can lead to uneven burning, excessive smoking, and an increased risk of accidents. Drafts may also cause the flame to flicker excessively.
  • Keep Candles Apart: Place candles at least three inches apart from each other. Burning multiple candles close together can create excessive heat and pose a fire hazard.
  • Extinguish Properly: Use a snuffer or gently blow on the flame to extinguish the candle. Avoid using water to put out the flame, as this can cause hot wax to splatter.
  • Store Candles Safely: When not in use, store candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This helps maintain their quality and prevents potential damage.
  • Be Mindful of Allergens: If you or someone in your household has allergies, be mindful of the fragrance ingredients in the candles. Opt for unscented candles if needed.

By following Alena’s Candle Safety tips, you can enjoy the beauty and ambiance of Alena’s candles with peace of mind, knowing that you are taking the necessary precautions to keep your home safe.

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