General Safety Tips

GENERAL SAFETY TIPS

 


When burning candles and/or wax melts, whether they are from Lunar Melts or not, safety precautions should be observed before, during and after burning to prevent accidents occurring. Lunar Melts does not take any responsibility for damage or injuries caused by the misuse of our products as stated in our Terms and Conditions.

Candle and Wax Melt Safety

  • Please do not leave any candles or wax melts in a wax burner unattended while melting. The safest of wax burners can go alight at any point whether you choose to use electrical or traditional wax burners.
  • We cannot stress how important it is to source your candles, wax melts and wax burners from a reputable company which has the appropriate liability insurance as well as being compliant with CLP regulations (for candles and wax melts), as labels containing CLP information is a legal requirement for businesses to show. This also ensures that both the buyer and seller are protected should anything go wrong.
  • Make sure any wax burner you use (traditional or electrical) is placed on an even and heat-resistant surface as well as away from draughts and ignition sources (especially away from anything flammable or electrical).
  • It is also advised not to over-fill your wax burners (both traditional or electrical) as they could overflow and potentially damage surfaces.
  • Avoid moving wax burners and candle containers while in use as they can be hot to touch as well as containing molten wax. Although we use soy wax in all of our products which has a melting point of around 40-55°C which is lower than paraffin wax but could still cause damage or injury if spilled.
  • All of our products have a Directions of Use in our product descriptions. We recommend you read through them before using your product.
  • For additional safety documentation such as safety data sheets for specific scents, email us at sales@lunarmelts.co.uk for a copy (for a faster response, send us a message on our Facebook/Instagram pages, @lunarmelts). For any additional information, get in contact with us – we will be happy to advise you.


Disposing of Candles and Wax Melts

  • When disposing of wax, whether it be from a candle or removing wax from a wax burner, please do not pour any of the wax down the drain. When the wax hardens it can block drainage systems and some scents used in our wax have warnings that they are harmful or toxic to aquatic life which means they would be especially harmful if they were poured down the drain.
  • We would advise that the best way to dispose of our candles is to fill the candle container with boiling water and let the water cool down as well as the wax. The wax will then float to the top and will be much easier to remove.
  • For wax melts, once it has been heated, let the wax cool slightly and to use cotton pads to absorb the hot wax and dispose of them in the bin. This keeps the burner dry and reduces the need for any excessive pressure on the wax burner while cleaning.
  • Please do not place any wax burner in your freezer or use excessive pressure while cleaning them. The sudden temperature changes and use of pressure can cause the wax burner to get damaged and could become a fire hazard if used again.