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Surface for Candles

Tip #11: Candles should be placed on a solid surface, preferably metal, glass, or wood. Avoid plastic surfaces or paper-based surfaces as they are flammable. Glass and metals have higher melting point making them safer surfaces for candles. Also avoid placing candles on wire racks since they can fall off balance and create a fire hazard. Use candle holders or coasters whenever possible.

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Ventilation in the Room

Tip #10: When lighting a scented candle in an enclosed area, make sure that there is enough ventilation. Some candles have what they call a strong "hot throw", the amount of fragrance the candle gives off when lit. Candles with strong throws are usually pleasant until someone is allergic or is sensitive to the smell. In which case, you have to ensure that the smell can easily dissipate from the room. In well ventilated rooms, the smell usually goes away once the candle is snuffed. If not, here are a few suggestions: Snuff the candle, taking care to avoid inhaling the fumes. Use a small fan to blow the fragrance away from the area. Do not move candle if there...

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