Common sense for candle safety.


Enjoy your Happy Flame beeswax candles and keep the following mind...


Keep an eye on the kids and pets when burning candles. Little hands (and paws) can easily burn.


Remove all packaging from a candle and the holders before lighting.


Before lighting your candle, check  the wick is about 8 mm. This ensures they burn well and don’t smoke. DO not trim the wick again.  We use wicks that trim themselves as they burn.


Don’t leave candles unattended...  keep a burning flame in sight.


Keep candles away from curtains or other flammable materials.


When burning a few candles, keep them at least 5 cm apart so they don’t heat and melt each other.


Be careful when blowing out a candle. We recommend snuffing a candle, or dipping the wick in the melted wax, rather than blowing it out. “Blowing” a candle out may cause hot wax to be spread.


Burn Candles in a suitable container. If the container is damaged, don’t use it to burn a candle as the heat might cause more damage. Also make sure your holders are heat resistant and non-flammable.


Rolled beeswax candles burn the longest on a flat tray to ensure they are up-right (ie standing at 90 degrees).  If they sit at an angle, they may drip.


Burn Tea lights, and votives  in the right sized container, your candles will burn at their best and longest time possible.


To ensure your honeycomb, candle sticks and pillars don’t drip keep your candles away from breezes.


More information? Please don’t hesitate to email us.



Burn Beeswax candles safely

Burn rolled candles on a flat surface like a glass tray.

candle care

  1. -Don’t trim the wick after you have lit the candle for the first time. We use self-trimming wicks, so they look after themselves after being lit.

  2. -Don’t drain the melted wax off your candle. Beeswax candles need the melted wax to power the flame.

  3. -Burn your candles until the entire top of the candle is melted, ie the pool of wax is right to the edge.

  4. -You don’t need to “hug” your Happy Flame candles. We make them to  burn perfectly to the edge... the right wick is used to suit the size of the candle :)