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Candle safety

15th May 2019

Here at The Scent Shop, our aim is to inspire mindfulness to improve mental wellbeing, one candle at a time! While we love every single candle we stock, it is important to know that there are risks to having an open flame in your home. Here’s a list of our top candle safety tips to think about when you’re burning your favourite candle:

  1. Never leave a burning candle unattended, it could set something alight without you knowing and lit candles should be supervised at all times. This also means making sure your candles are properly extinguished before you go to sleep.
  2. Keep lit candles out of the reach of children and pets. We wouldn’t want anything to happen to your family members (the furry ones too!) so please bear in mind where you place lit candles.
  3. Do not light a candle near something that could catch fire. This could be your curtains, bed sheets, towels or plants so please make sure that there is plenty of room around the candle for it to burn safely.
  4. Never blow out a candle you risk blowing hot wax into your face if you blow too hard and blowing red hot embers elsewhere into your home. You should always cover the flame. The majority of the candles we stock come with a lid that is perfect for extinguishing their flame. If your candle doesn’t come with a lid, please use something that won’t set alight if you cover the top of your candle with it. By covering the candle, you are cutting off the oxygen supply to the flame meaning there is no need for you to blow the candle out.
  5. Be careful as the candle vessels can get hot. If you need to move your candle once you have extinguished the flame, be sure to let the wax cool before you do. Some of the jars can get very hot if you are burning them for a little while. By allowing them time to cool, this reduces the risk of any burns.

Safety first!

Please take a common sense approach when using candles at home, if you don’t think it’s safe, don’t do it! If you have any further queries about candle safety, feel free to get in touch with us via or contact page or send us an email at

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