Candle Safety

It is our top priority at The Outer Banks Candle Company that you and your family are safe as you enjoy our delectable candles. Always remember to exercise extreme caution whenever burning a candle.

Candle Safety Tips:

  • Be sure to remove and discard all tags and ties prior to lighting your candle.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended or near anything that could catch fire.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Read and carefully follow any special instructions on or with the candle.
  • Trim candlewicks to 1/4 inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks cause uneven burning and dripping.
  • Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use.
  • Votive candles should always be burned in a small votive container that fits snug around the candle.
  • Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents and air currents.
  • Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
  • Do not burn a candle for more than four hours at a time.
  • Never touch or move a candle when the wax is liquid.
  • One of the safest ways to extinguish a candle is to use a candle snuffer, which helps prevent hot wax from spattering.
  • Install a smoke detector in every room where candles are burned.

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