Safety Guidelines – Candles
NB Remove all packaging and paper labelling from candle before using
- On first burning, burn until top flat surface of candle is an even pool of melted wax. If you follow this simple guideline, you will avoid the burrow effect where the candle burns down creating a central hole and thus shortening the overall burn time of your candle. 2. Before lighting your candle, trim the wick to 1/8th of an inch and always keep trimmed in this way before each lighting (always trim when candle is cold). 3. Always burn candles in a safe place, out of draughts, on a stable, dry, heat resistant surface, away from direct heat and out of the reach of children and pets. 4. Do not allow anything to drop into the warm wax, such as parts of the wick or a match as this can cause the candle to combust. 5. Once the wick has got to 1/2inch of bottom of the candle stop using it. 6. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Safety Guidelines – Ear Candles
The process of ear-candling is very relaxing and can induce sleep. It should never be undertaken when alone. Always have someone attend on you while using ear candles and have them supervise and oversee the process. Please be aware at all times that you are using a lighted object which could cause a fire. A large glass or bowl full of water should always be at hand to extinguish the flame.
The Ear Candle is not a medication. It is not to be used in the case of perforated ear drum, acute ear infections or allergic reactions to constituent ingredients. If you have persistent ear problems you should consult your doctor.
Safety Guidelines – Smudge Sticks, Dried Sage, Incense Sticks, Incense Cones, Incense Bricks, Powdered Incense Herbs and Resins, Charcoal
A lit incense stick, incense cone, piece of dried sage bundle, powdered incense herb or resin should never be left burning while unattended.
Always use the correct holder for the type of incense or sage you are burning. Care should be taken at all times and when extinguishing smouldering sticks.
Burning items should be kept out of the reach of children.
Charcoal in particular becomes extremely hot and may spark when lit. You must make sure the container holding it is fit for purpose and fire-proof. Containers and holders should always be placed on a heat-proof surface. Containers should not be touched or moved until completely cooled down.
Metal containers can become very hot. Do not touch until completely cooled down.