A burning candle is a beautiful interior element that in our Nordic climate (read: three-quarters of a year of darkness and poor ski-weather) makes every home notably cozier with little effort.
However, apart from creating a cozy mood, one must not forget about safety, which is especially important when handling an open fire. Probably all parents, and pet owners too, would be worried if a pillow fight or chase game suddenly begins near beautifully burning candles. If you have ever had to clean up candle wax that fell on a new tablecloth or long-haired carpet during the activities described above, then you know that this is not too easy a task. And be happy if the matter is only limited to a spoiled carpet, and not a minor fire.
TheCandledust has good news for you: the powder candle is fire-safer than any other candle! And cleaning is also much easier! Since the contents of the powder candle are – as the name suggests – powder, or fine-grained mass, when the candle is knocked down, the risk that the flame will ignite some nearby slightly flammable material is minimal. If the candle flips over, the contents of the candle also spill out and usually extinguish the candle flame as well. Watch the video here
Cleaning up the consequences of a fallen candle is also much easier compared to a conventional wax candle. Most of the spilled candle material can be easily lifted back into the container and the remaining part can be vacuumed – it is completely safe for the vacuum cleaner. Thus, it is not very annoying to pick out the frozen wax stuck between the carpet fluff, and since the contents of the powder candle are white in color and dry, it does not leave any stains.
When burning any candles, of course, all general fire safety rules must also be observed – unfortunately, statistics still show that a very large proportion of domestic fires begin with the careless use of open fire. No doubt, this also applies to powder candles. Here are some tips to enjoy candlelight safely.
- Always follow the manufacturer / dealer instructions. Tips for burning a powder candle can also be found on the website of TheCandledust, both in the blog and under specific products in the e-shop.
- The candle case must be heat- and ignition-resistant, the options here are totally unlimited. Always use a container of the right size that leaves enough space around the candle wick or between the wicks.
- Do not leave a burning candle unattended, especially in the presence of small children or pets!
- Make sure there are no flammable objects or materials in the immediate vicinity of the candle.
- Do not put a candle to an open window – the candles burning on the windowsill are beautiful, but the air flow can push the candle flame to some flammable materila.
We wish you many pleasant moments in the company of TheCandledust candles!