CANDLE MAKING SAFETY





We know our customers are not fools so we're sure they employ much commonsense in their candle making. Nevertheless, for our peace of mind, we offer the following list of do's and don't (which is not exhaustive).

NEVER leave melting wax unattended - No if's no but's, Never.
NEVER Heat wax directly - use a double boiler or a thermostatically controlled wax melter designed for the purpose.
NEVER allow pets or children into the work area where hot wax may be present
NEVER pour wax into drains - you will come to regret it if you do.
ALWAYS Know the flash point of the wax you are using (> 150 deg C for Paraffin wax but still not a high temperature). At the flash point, the wax will spontaneously combust.
ALWAYS Use a thermometer to constantly monitor wax temperature and turn off the heat before it gets too hot.
ALWAYS keep a CO2, Dry Powder fire extinguisher or fire blanket handy in the work area and learn how to use them properly.

RECOMMENDATIONS

We also recommend wearing a long heavy duty apron and strong footwear when handling melted wax - don't wear open toe sandals!

IN CASE OF FIRE

Don't Panic
- Turn off the heat source if possible and if safe to do so smother the flame carefully with a fire blanket or extinguish with the an appropriate fire extinguisher.
- Make sure the wax is removed from any source of heat and allow to cool
- Count yourself lucky and adjust your process to ensure it never happens again.

NB: We prefer CO2 extinguishers although Dry powder does work fine - However they are very messy and you may regret not spending the little bit extra for CO2.

Never discharge an extinguisher directly into burning or very hot wax. Direct the output from the extinguisher in a manner which smothers the flames - better still, get some professional advice on appliance use from your local fire service just in case you ever need to use one.




 
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