Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Safety When Decorating with Candles.

I love to use scented candles in my decorating. They can be an inexpensive way to add warmth and beauty tp any decor. But they can also be dangerous because of the open flame and messy because of the dripping wax. Here are some safety rules for using candles that will make your candle experience a relaxing and safe one.

1. Read and follow saftey instructions! ... Read the label-- Every candle label contains important information about how to and how long to safely burn your candle.

2. Keep an eye on your candles! ... Always burn candles where you can see them and never near anything that can catch fire. Plus, by always burning candles in draft-free areas, they will burn slower and more evenly. Don't forget to blow them out when you leave a room.

3. Keep your candles clean! ...Trim wicks to 1/4 inch before you light them-- every time. Straight, short wicks make your candles melt evenly. Properly dispose of used matches and wick trimmings instead of leaving them in the candle. This can cause flare ups and cinders to fly out of the candles. If your candles get a little dusty between burnings they clean up gtreat with nylon. An old stocking is great.

4. Keep camdles out of reach! ... Watch pets and children to avoid candles accidentally being knocked over.

5 Decorate for safety! ... Candle holders don't just dress up your candles -- using heat resistant holders specifically designed for use with candles contains drips and melted wax and protects underlying surfaces.

I hope these safety instructions help you to enjoy using candles in your decorating.

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