Candle Care & Safety Tips


Avalon Willow Home Disclaimer: To ensure safety and longevity, be sure to check the manufacturer's label on your candle, wax melt & candle care tools for additional instructions including but not limited to, details on when to discontinue use of your product. Use only as directed by the manufacture.  Follow all candle care & safety tips.


*Always place your candle on a fireproof surface or holder.

*Burn candle until wax pool reaches the edge of the holder every time to prevent wax tunneling.

*Do not burn candles with less than a 1/2" of wax remaining.

*We highly recommend you use a wick trimmer and candle snuffer. You should never blow out your candles.  You can purchase a kit from our Candle Care Tools & Accessories page and shop candles plus in our Non-Toxic Candles & Melts page.

*Keep candles away from fans, open windows, hot surfaces, children and pets.

Minimizing Your Risk

The following steps will help minimize your risk when you burn candles in your home.

֍ Follow the instructions printed on the label.

֍ Trim candle wicks to a height of 5-7 mm (1/4 inch) before lighting the candle. Trim them again every 2-3 hours to prevent high flames.

֍ Take extra care if you are burning candles with more than one wick. Avoid buying candles with multiple wicks that are close together.

֍ Use well ventilated candle holders that are sturdy and will not tip over. Avoid wooden or plastic holders, as these can catch fire. Use caution with glass candle holders, which can break when they get too hot.

֍ Never drop objects, like matches, into candles.

֍ Keep burning candles away from materials that can catch fire (like curtains, decorations and clothing). If your clothes catch fire, "Stop, Drop and Roll."

֍ Keep burning candles out of reach of children and pets.  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.

֍ Do not leave candles burning with no one in the room. Never leave a burning candle unattended.

֍ Extinguish all candles before you go to sleep.

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