Candle Safety

At Pet Scents we take great care in selling high-quality candles that burn beautifully. We've put together our top candle tips to improve the quality of your candle burn and explain some of our safety guidelines. With the right care, our candles will burn cleaner and last longer.

Trim your wick!

Always make sure you trim your wick! We suggest you keep your wick trimmed to approx 5mm, this can easily be done with a little snip with scissors. This will give you a much neater and cleaner burn, and helps the wax to burn through evenly.

Always try and keep your candles in a draft-free spot…

Keeping your candles away from drafts helps to keep an even burn and the flame steady. This also helps to avoid anything blowing towards the naked flame too.

Keep a nice even wax base

Allow the wax pool to fully melt to the edge of the candle before extinguishing. This keeps a nice even wax base, and your candle will last much longer without burn tunnelling.

Learn when to say goodbye!

When your candle reaches 5mm from the bottom, it's time to say goodbye. Leaving any candle to burn right out can cause the container to become very hot when there is little wax left.


  • Never leave candles unattended.

  • Keep candles on a heatproof surface.

  • Keep the wick trimmed to 5mm.

  • Never handle candles that are in use.

  • Keep candles away from drafts.

  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.

  • Keep candles away from flammable surfaces.

  • Do not place multiple candles less than 5cm apart.

  • Keep away from other sources of heat.

  • Extinguish candles safety

  • Do not drop matches or any other objects into the wax.