We at Theme Park Alchemy want you to be safe, and enjoy your candles and the magical memories they conjure!
In order to insure your safety, we recommend the following, based on the National Candle Association guidelines:
- Keep lit candles within sight. Always extinguish a candle if you're leaving a room, even for a moment.
- Do not burn candles on or near flammable items.
- Keep lit candles out of the reach of children and/or pets.
- Trim your candlewicks! Wicks should be no longer than ¼ inch each time before burning.
- Place candles on stable, heat-resistant surfaces.
- Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings and other debris
- Don't burn candles longer than 1-2 hours at a time. This will extend the life of your candle, and prevent soot, large flames, and overheating the containers.
- Don't place lit candles near drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This helps prevent uneven burning, flame flare-ups, and sooting.
- Place lit candles in a well-ventilated room.
- It is recommended that you discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax remains, approximately ½ inch of wax in a container.
- Never touch or move a candle when it is lit.
- Do not use a knife, or other sharp object, to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. Doing so might scratch or weaken the glass. This could cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.
- Lit candles should be at least three inches apart from one another. This limits uneven burning or melting.
- Do not extinguish candles with water! Water can cause wax to splatter and/or cause a glass container to break.
- Be very careful if using candles during a power outage.
- If a candle repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high, it is not burning properly. Extinguish the candle, and let it cool. Then examine the wick (trimming if necessary) and check for drafts.
- Practice caution if you're using candles during a power outage. Flashlights, or battery powered lamps are safer sources of light during a power outage.
- Never use a candle as a night light.