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Candle Safety: Enjoy the cozy glow without any worries

Candles are a beautiful and atmospheric addition to any room, but if not handled properly, they can also pose a significant fire hazard. In order to enjoy the ambiance and fragrance of candles safely, it's important to follow some basic candle safety guidelines.

First and foremost, candles should never be left unattended and never burn for more than 4 hours at a time. No matter how small or seemingly harmless a candle may be, it only takes a moment for a flame to ignite a fire. It's best to blow out candles before leaving a room or going to bed to avoid any potential accidents.

In addition, candles should always be placed on a stable and heat-resistant surface. This will help prevent the candle from tipping over and causing a fire. Avoid placing candles on or near flammable materials such as curtains, paper, or furniture.

When burning candles, it's important to keep them away from drafts or airflow. A draft can cause the flame to flicker or flare up, increasing the risk of the candle igniting nearby objects. It's also important to keep candles away from children and pets, as they can easily knock a candle over or get burned by the flame.

It's a good idea to trim the wick of a candle before lighting it. A long or uneven wick can cause the candle to burn unevenly or produce excess smoke. Keep the wick trimmed to about a quarter of an

inch to ensure a clean and steady burn.

Finally, be sure to extinguish candles properly. Instead of blowing out a candle, use a candle snuffer or gently press the wick into the wax with a metal tool. This will help prevent hot wax from splattering and causing burns or fires.

By following these simple candle safety tips, you can enjoy the beauty and warmth of candles without putting yourself or your home at risk. Stay safe and enjoy the cozy glow of your favorite candles!

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