Candle Decorum

decorumAll of our candles are designed with safety in mind, meaning they are made with high temperature melting wax, and our wicks are primed to ensure an even and clean burn that will last for hours.  However, accidents do happen, so please read through the following tips on how to safely burn candles.


  • Never, ever leave a burning candle unattended! Inattention to lit candles is the #1 cause for candle related fires in homes.  Please check on all of your candles often. This simple act takes a few minutes and ensures the safety and well being of your family and living space.
  • Always place candles on non-combustible surfaces.
  • Place our pillar candles in a shallow dish or bowl to catch the wax in case of a wax blowout.
  • Keep wick centered in the candle and trimmed to 1/4 inch, and always trim your wick before lighting a candle. A large flame could become a fire hazard.
  • Never place candles near drafts and high traffic zones. A dancing flame will cause a drippy candle and could ignite nearby objects.  Avoiding drafts will also prevent smoking.
  • We recommend that candles are initially burned one hour per inch in diameter. For example, 3 inch diameter wide candles should be burned a minimum of 3 hours or until the wax pool reaches the edge of the candle. This will prevent candle tunneling.
  • Never allow candles to freeze because they will crack.
  • Keep candles out of reach of children or pets.
  • Keep candles away from decorations made of plastic, foam or molded polystyrene often used in table centerpieces.

Disclaimer: The information presented here is accurate to the best of my knowledge and common candle making practices as of the time of this writing – July 2012. The author and the publisher accept no liability for the use or misuse of any of the information presented in this article. This article is presented for informational purposes and is used at your own risk.