Candles are meant to be enjoyed, but it is important that you follow some safety rules when burning them:
- Never leave a burning candle unattended. Extinguish all candles when you leave a room or before going to sleep.
- Follow the 1-metre - don't place a burning candle within 1-metre of clothing, books, curtains or anything flammable.
- Keep lit candles away from draughts, ceiling fans and any air currents. Any form of air current can cause uneven burning, smoking, diminish the scent throw and even decrease the burn time.
- Trim the wick to 5mm each time the candle is lit. This helps prevent the flame from getting too large.
- Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
- Place candle holders on a stable, heat-resistant surface that is sturdy and large enough to catch any melted wax.
- Always read and follow manufacturers' directions for use and safety, and extinguish a candle if the flame gets too close to the candle holder or container.
- Place burning candles at least 10cm apart from one another.
- A burning candle should not be used as a nightlight.
- A candle should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.
- Do not burn the candle if the container is cracked, chipped, scratched or damaged in any way.
- If the candle is burning correctly, it should be constant (not flickering), teardrop shaped and upright.
- Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.
How to care for your dried flowers:
1. Please, no water
Unlike their fresh friends, dried blooms do not need water - It makes their stems weak and mouldy. Keeping them dry will help them thrive.
2. Avoid direct sunlight!
Dried flowers will naturally fade over time, particularly if they are kept in direct sunlight. To keep colours bright, and to protect your blooms from fading, keep them out of direct sunlight.
3. A quiet place
They’re best suited in a permanent spot. It’s best not to move them around too much as they are fragile.