Candle Safety Tips for Burning Your Citrus Magic (or any) Candles

Hey guys! As you know, I've been a brand ambassador for Citrus Magic for a while now, and I've been LOVING their candles. While this post is sponsored, all opinions below are my own.

The Citrus Magic Candles smell so good, and they burn for hours. But, as with anything that burns, you need to play it safe! Around 10,000 house fires are started with candles annually, and most of these candle related fires start in the bedrooms – more than any other room in the house (source). With that in mind, here are some candle safety tips for burning your Citrus Magic (or any) candles…

Candle Safety Tips for Burning Your Citrus Magic (or any) Candles

1. Using good quality candle holders. 

Luckily, Citrus Magic Candles come in a sturdy jar that doesn’t require a candle holder. However, when you’re using a candle that does need a holder, you need a holder that will prevent the candle from falling down or turning over which can cause a fire.  A good quality candle holder should be fire resistant, and prevent spillage of candle wax.

2. Avoid leaving a candle unattended. 

Leaving a candle unattended is asking for trouble because freak accidents can happen at any time. You want to be able to catch it quickly should anything go wrong!

3. Keep the candle away from flammable items and substances.

Think papers, loose clothing, hair and curtains. You also don’t want to keep your candles near things like hairspray or nail polish remover as the heat from the candle could cause combustion in the containers. In short, candles should be placed in open areas far from flammable things.

4. Place the candle on a stable surface. 

You don’t want to put a candle on something wobbly like an uneven table or the edge of a table/shelf. It’s also a bad idea to place a candle under furniture or in a shelving unit as the heat can “cook” what’s above and cause it to ignite.

5. Keeping away candles from the reach of children and pets. 

Pets and children can tip over candles and/or might think they are play things if they are in reach. Avoid the potential accidents by simply keeping them away from all the babies – furbabies and human ones!

6. Properly dispose of your candles after use. 

Avoid throwing away a candle right after use. Even if the wick is gone and it’s just hot wax leftover. You’ll want to let it cool completely before you throw it away.

7. Blow out any candles before going to sleep. 

As stated earlier most candle fires do start in the bedrooms, putting out the candle before sleeping reduces chances of candle related accidents.

By implementing the above tips safety measures, candle related accidents are likely to drastically reduce. Other fire safety measures such as ensuring smoke detectors are working properly should also be considered when a candle is in use to help in detection of fire before it gets out of hand.

Now, I want to hear from you. Did I miss any really good candle safety tips? Leave a comment below and tell me your favorite tips!

If you’re interested in trying out the Citrus Magic Candles, you can get some HERE! They really smell great and I just love them so much. My favorite is the Pure Linen.

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Also, stay tuned because I have a fun upcycle craft I’ll be sharing soon for what to do with the jars from your Citrus Magic Candles after they are done being used.

A version of this post was also published on Medium.


19 thoughts on “Candle Safety Tips for Burning Your Citrus Magic (or any) Candles”

  1. I never thought of tip #5 but how true it is. My dog could easily knock a candle over or something other that could fall into the burning candle. Strong breeze or wind even on a warm day can cause curtains to raise up there able to land on the candle. This happened to a friend and she had to remodel her entire bathroom.

  2. These are such great tips. Candle safety is SOOOOO important because so many people dont think about it. I know I have accidentally left a candle burning at night, so these are some awesome tips.

  3. These is such a great tips. Safety first by using candles. That’s way I am turning my candle off before we sleep. To avoid accident.

  4. Oh I make sure my candles are beyond reach of young children and pets, and that they are places on a stable, wide surface table. I love scented candles and citrusy scents are my favorites.

  5. This citrus magic candles sounds great! We have to be very careful while using it or any other candles, but many people still underestimate this danger. Thanks for sharing these great tips! I will bear it in mind.

  6. Perfect tips for the coming holidays. It’s really important to keep curious kids and pets away from candles. Citrus Magic Candles sound really great!

  7. I am always on candle alert, it is so scary knowing the damage that could happen from a candle being left and catching something else of fire. Great safety tips.

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