When it comes to creating candle safety, you have to keep in mind that you’re “playing with fire” or at least with a fire conductor material. You can reduce fire hazards and unforeseen accidents before and after your candle making process by following these precautions:
- Do not work near drapes or house curtains
- The base of the candle container should be non – flammable
- The base of the candle container should also hold the candle tightly so that it wouldn’t fall over
- Never leave the candles or the wax burning in your work area. Supervise is a must.
- When you’re melting the wax, make sure to do it in the pan that’s set into a hot water and not melt it directly at the stove or direct heat.
- Do not use flammable trims or other flammable decorative materials in the candle such as dried flowers, pine cones, dried evergreen, ribbons, paper figurine, pine cones, cotton batting etc.
What to do During Accidents
- If the candle wax catches fire, immediately turn off the heat source, and cover the pot with the lid or use a fire blanket to smother the flames.
- Do not use water or other liquids to put out the fire as it can worsen the situation.
- If ever hot wax spills over your skin, don’t wipe it off with a cloth, run it over cold water so that it would prevent the wax from solidifying. Use ointments to treat the burnt skin area just as you would treat a burn/scald.