June 9, 2006, Newsletter Issue #3: How To Properly Burn Votive Candles

Tip of the Week

Like any fire, burning votive candles needs to be done with care to avoid potential hazards. Here are some tips for safely burning votive candles:
• Always burn votive candles in a snug fitting candle holder—never place on a plate or other flat surface because votives will liquefy completely.
• Before lighting the candle check for hairline fractures or cracks in the candle holder. Never burn a candle in a damaged holder. • Before burning votive candles, place a drop or two of water in the bottom of the candle holder. This should make releasing any left over wax from the bottom of the holder much easier.
• Keep candles out of the reach of children. Be sure to burn candles on a high shelf and keep unlit candles and matches stored away from children as well.

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