Get Glowing This Holiday Season with Smart Candle Safety Tips

SavvyMom April 12, 2016
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imageEven though the holidays are a time to relax and have fun, it’s important to keep safety in mind as you plan your decorations and dinner parties.

Candles are a great way to add ambiance and even fragrance to your holiday festivities, but they can be dangerous, too. In fact, according to Health Canada, human error is responsible for starting a number of candle fires every year, such as burning candles close to materials that can catch fire, or leaving burning candles within the reach of children or pets. During the holidays, this can be of special concern, with extra decorations up around the house and frequent visitors in the home.

Here are some tips to keep in mind to enjoy a safe holiday season:

Keep Candles Away from Decorations
It takes just seconds for a candle to light something on fire, so be careful not to place them near window drapes, presents or hanging holiday ornaments. Be sure candles are set on a sturdy surface in proper holders that have a secure grip. Choose holiday decorations that are flame-retardant, too, and never use candles on Christmas trees.

Consider Flameless Candles
Flameless candles are battery operated and mimic the flicker and glow of a real candle. They are excellent to use around children and pets and don’t pose a fire risk like open flame candles. S.C. Johnson has even come out with the first-ever flameless candle/air freshener with the new Glade Wisp® Flameless Candle, so you can have the benefits of a candle with long lasting fragrance, too. There are a variety of scents to choose from and it comes in an attractive frosted glass holder. For more information visit www.glade.ca.

Ensure Adult Supervision
Teenagers especially love to have candles burning in their bedrooms—but it’s easy to forget about them, and candles that are left unattended can quickly become a hazard. In fact, bedrooms are a common location for fires to start. Let your teen use flameless candles instead if they really want to have the look, feel and scent of a candle in their rooms.

Glade Wisp Flameless Candles are available across the country at all major retailers where Glade products are sold (suggested retail price is $9.99).

Cartridges from the Glade Wisp Home Fragrancer can be used in the Glade Wisp Flameless Candle. Scented Oil refills are available in Clean Linen™, French Vanilla, Apple Cinnamon, Hawaiian Breeze®, Suddenly Spring® and Delicate Petals® for the suggested retail price of $4.99.

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