Candle Care & Safety information
Candle Care & Safety Information

CANDLE CARE & SAFETY

Never leave a burning candle unattended; candles should always be burnt within sight.

Never use candles as a night-light. Always ensure a candle is completely extinguished & the wick is no longer glowing before leaving the room.

Keep candles out of reach of children & pets.

Never burn candles on or near anything that can catch fire.

Trim candle wicks to to of a centimeter prior to each lighting.

Long wicks can cause uneven burning, & may cause the flame to flare larger than expected, and shorten burn time.

Never burn a candle for more than 3 hours at a time.

Allow the candle to cool completely prior to relighting.

Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and any other debris at all times.

Never touch, or attempt to move a burning candle when the wax is liquid.

Place burning candles a minimum of 10cm apart whilst burning.

Never burn a candle all the way to the bottom

Discontinue use when 1 to 1.5 cm remains in the bottom of the glass.

Burning candles right to the wick tab may cause the flame to swirl, causing excessive heat, which may affect the integrity of the glass, causing it to crack.

Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans & air currents.

This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare ups and sooting. Drafts may also blow lightweight curtains or papers into the flame where they could catch fire.

Extinguish a candle if it flickers repeatedly, smokes, or the flame is too high. These are indications that the burning is not burning properly. Let it cool, trim the wick, check for drafts, then re-light.

Cedarwicks used in SOHUM candles are made from wood, and also need trimming, and care as indicated above. A Cedarwick can produce a larger flame than a regular cotton wick. As with all candles - care should be taken to ensure safety and candle enjoyment.

For any further enquiries or for further information, please call us on

1300 145 455.