Candle Safety Disclaimer & Care

Green Planet Candle Co takes pride in making candles and wax melts using the finest quality ingredients and materials. Products go through rigorous and ongoing testing to ensure they are safe to use. It's important that you experience the full potential and pleasure of your candles and wax melts so please take time to read this guide so you can enjoy your products safely.


In purchasing items from Green Planet Candle Co you are taking full responsibility to ensure that products are used in a safe and responsible manner, in accordance with the advice set out in 'Candle Safety Disclaimer & Care' guide which you can download here. Green Planet Candle Co accepts no responsibility for any damage or injury that may occur due to the misuse of candles, wax melts and candle burning.

The first time you light your Green Planet candle is the most important.

Take your time. Relax and enjoy the ambience and fragrance your candle brings.

​To get the most out of your candle, allow it to burn long enough for the molten/liquid wax to reach the edges of the container. This may take 2-4 hours or longer depending on the size of the container; it will also allow the fragrance to disperse fully around the room.

  • Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep, and be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing.​

Black Fig & Vetiver Scented Candle
  • Keep candles, wax melts & melt warmers etc, out of the reach of children and pets.

  • Keep burning candles away from draughts, vents, ceiling fans and window sills. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and soot. Drafts can also blow nearby lightweight items into the flame where they could catch fire.

  • Keep burning candles away from flammables such as curtains, bedding, magazines, newspapers and decorations.

  • Do not place candles, melt warmers or tea-lights on the floor or anywhere they might get knocked over.

Place on a heat-resistant surface to avoid damage to furniture.

  • Be sure the candles and melt warmers are placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface such as slate, ceramic or marble. This can help prevent heat damage to underlying surfaces.

  • Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room. Do not burn too many candles in a small room or in a "tight" home where air exchange is limited.

  • Position burning candles with at least one metre clearance above and at least 10 cm apart from one another. This ensures the candles have enough oxygen to burn effectively and don't cause their own draughts which may cause improper burning.

  • Leave your candle to cool and the wax to return to a solid state before handling or moving. Containers will, and do, get hot, especially if the candle has been allowed to burn longer than the recommended time.​

  • ​If the flame is too tall or begins to smoke excessively, gently extinguish the flame and allow the wax to cool and return to a solid state. Then trim the wick to 5mm before relighting.​​

  • ​Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris.

  • Do not burn container candles for more than 4 hours continuously. Burning longer than recommended may cause the container to crack due to sustained high temperature.

  • Do NOT add water to wax melts from Green Planet Candle Co. Simply place one wax melt onto the upper dish of your melt warmer and light an unscented tealight below. Do NOT use long-burn tealights (4 hours max). Sustained high temperatures may cause permanent damage to your melt warmer making it unsuitable for further use. Never use a melt warmer that is cracked or damaged.

  • ​Do NOT use water to extinguish a flame! Water, oil and naked flames do NOT mix! Water will cause the hot wax to splatter and explode which in turn will break the glass container. The best way to extinguish a flame is to use a wick dipper or wick snuffer. It prevents splatters of hot wax and will ensure no after-smoke. Alternatively, place a heat-resistant lid over the candle flame to extinguish. Visit Accessories & Home Decor for wick dippers and more!




keep away from children and pets


never leave a burning candle unattended


keep away from things that can catch fire


Rapeseed & coconut wax is biodegradable but it should never be poured into the drains, sink, basin or toilet waste where serious blockages will occur. Dispose of residual wax as follows:

  • When the candle has almost finished, leave about 0.5mm to 1 cm of wax in the bottom of the container. Don't allow a candle to burn all the way down to the bottom of the glass vessel for safety reasons as the glass may crack.

  • Allow any remaining molten wax to cool down sufficiently ensuring it is still fairly soft and gently scoop out any remaining wax residue from the container with a small spoon or spatula.

  • Dispose the wax into a waste bin.

  • Wipe the inside of the container with a paper towel and wash in warm soapy water so it can be reused. The metal wick holder can be levered off gently with a spoon.