Candle Safety: Tips to Stay Safe When Creating a Cozy Ambience - Crusader Gifts

Candle Safety: Tips to Stay Safe When Creating a Cozy Ambience

As candles continue to brighten our homes with warmth and ambiance, its essential to prioritise safety alongside aesthetics. While candles can create a serene & calming atmosphere, they can quickly pose potential hazards if not handled with proper care & attention.

I experienced a concerning incident involving candle safety recently. After lighting a candle and positioning it on my bedroom window sill, I made the mistake of opening the window slightly, assuming it would be safe. Typically, I am diligent about placing candles in draft-free areas. However, shortly afterward, I noticed the candle jar had turned black inside and my bedroom was filled with smoke. Recognising the potential danger I took immediate action. This serves as a crucial reminder to always adhere to proper safety guidelines when handling candles.  

In this guide, we'll explore crucial candle safety tips, focusing on the often overlooked danger of leaving candles in a draft.

Understanding the Risk of Drafts:

Drafts, whether from an open window, vent, or even a ceiling fan can significantly impact the behavior of a burning candle. When a candle is placed in a drafty area, the flame becomes vulnerable to erratic movements, flickers & even flare ups.

Candle Safety Tips:

Choose the Right Placement: Always place candles on a stable heat resistant surface away from flammable materials. Always avoid placing near windows, doorways, vents or fans.

Trim the Wick: Before lighting a candle, trim to about 1/4 inch to prevent excessive flickering and erratic burning.

Supervise at all Times: Never leave a burning candle unattended, especially in drafty areas. It only takes a moment for a flickering flame to ignite nearby objects. 

Use Alternatives: If drafty conditions persist, consider safer alternatives such as flameless LED candles or wax warmers to achieve a similar ambiance without the risk of an open flame.

Always Opt for Enclosed Holders: Consider using candle holders or shades to protect from drafts whilst still achieving a cosy glow.

Woodside Home Living Glass Candle Plate

Exclusive to Crusader Gifts - These small round plates are perfect for holding candles. Made of clear glass, they are perfect to protect your surface. Available in stock now and under £3, we consider this an essential purchase.


Aroma Jar Candle Metal Silhouette Shade & Tray Set

Available in 4 different designs, this shade and tray set will project a pretty shadow and the candle light will showcase the golden interior. The matching tray will protect your surfaces and complete the look.Suitable for Yankee Candle, Goose Creek, Woodwick Village Candle, Woodside Home Living will also fit other similar large jar candles.

Aroma Electric Wax Melt Burner Touch - Textured Glass Leaf


Aroma Accessories electric wax melters feature 'Touch Technology'. Touching the base of the melter will give you three different levels of heat and light. Ideal for customers who prefer ultimate safety over burning candles to fragrance their homes.

This textured glass electric burner shines brightly with an attractive leaf design.