For obvious reasons, an open flame can be destructive to most fabrics, plants, living things, and wooden objects. While we simply love and adore candles, and feel that every home should be completely stocked with them, it is also important to touch on some of the safety concerns and dangers which pop up year after year. Though much of what needs to be said may seem simple or self-explanatory, we often set aside safety for convenience or ambience, thinking somewhere at the back of our minds that it won’t hurt just this once. A mistake that can prove fatal.
When placing candle groupings for living room or bedroom ambience, it is important to gauge the movement of curtains and other such objects. For instance, if the window is open, and you have ivy cascading from your mantle, is there a chance that a breeze could settle a sprig of that ivy onto the scented candles you have lit? In circumstances where you may not be in complete control of your environment, it is best to err on the side of caution.