BS Candles Certification
As Seen On BBC One Show
Would you believe it is not a legal requirement for a company to test their products to these BS standards before they are able to put them into the market place.
This can leave the consumer at a far higher risk when burning a candle, we always advise following the candle burning guidelines (below) to help ensure your safety.
Our candles have been tested & passed in accordance with BS EN 15426 (2018). To evaluate & test the visible sooting behaviour of our candles. They have also been tested & passed in accordance with BS EN 15493 (2019) to check that our candles comply with this CEN standard as regards to fire safety. Meeting these requirements helps shows due diligence.
Candle care: How To Burn Your Candle
1. Always trim the wick before every burn to approx. 3-4mm and always place on a mat to protect your surface.
2. Light your candle in a well-ventilated room, away from drafts, or fans, which can cause sooting (black marks on the vessel), or rapid, uneven burning.
3. Burn until pooled to the edges of glass, approx. 1hr for every inch wide the candle is. Ideally never burn for longer than 4 hours although this may be necessary on first burn for larger candles. Burning for less time can cause the candle to 'tunnel', which leaves a build-up of wax around the vessel's sides. Burning for longer periods (over four hours) can cause the wick to move, or slant.
4. Make sure you stop burning your candle when 10mm of wax remains at the bottom, keeping an eye on a burning candle when the wax is low.
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