Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Do not burn near flammable objects such as curtains, lampshades, or blankets.
Burn only on heat resistant surfaces - they can become hot enough to damage furniture.
Do not move a burning candle, or place in a draft.
Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
Keep wick trimmed to 1/4 inch (about the thickness of a pencil) to avoid excessive smoking.
Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax. Be sure the candleholder is placed on a stable,heat-resistant surface.
One of the safest ways to extinguish a candle is to use a candle snuffer, which helps prevent hot wax from spattering. Do not extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to spatter and can cause glass containers to break.
If you drip hot wax on your skin, rinse immediately in cold water. Do not try to wipe off the hot wax, as it will spread the burn. After soothing with cold water, treat the burn.