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If you light it, stay with it.
Candles and children don't mix.
Candles need a firm foundation.
As candles melt, their structure changes. Ensure that candles are placed in sturdy candleholders that are big enough to catch the burning wax. Always set them up on a solid, flat, heat-resistant surface.
Avoid placing candles in windows. The drafts could cause uneven burning, and curtains could be blown into the flame and catch fire.
Keep your wicks trimmed. A candle's wick should ideally be about 1/4 inch long. When candles burn down to within 2 inches of their holders, it's time to put them out and retire them.
If you're burning wide-bodied candles, make sure that you retire them when there is about an inch of wax left in the bottom. You'll be saving your counters and surfaces from heat damage.What's the best way to extinguish a candle?
It's not blowing it out, and it's definitely not using your fingers, (unless you're David Copperfield). The safest way is to put out a candle is to use a candle quencher, or snuffer.
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