Candle Safety Instructions Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep candle away from children and pets. Keep candle away from things that can catch fire. Always leave 10 cm between burning candles. Keep candles away from draughts. Do not place candle near a heat source. Trim candle wick to 1 cm. Keep wax pool clear of matches and debris. Trim candle edges if higher than 1 cm. Only use candles in holders and warming stoves with sufficient ventilation.