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 until the molten/liquid wax reaches 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.​

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Place candles or melt warmers on a heat-resistant surface such as slate, ceramic or marble to avoid damage to furniture.

  • Burning candles should be placed away from anything that can catch fire such as curtains, bedding, magazines, newspapers or anything flammable such as decorations.

  • Keep candles, wax melts, melt burners and matches, out of the reach of children and pets. Candles and wax melts are not designed to be ingested or to come into direct contact with your skin. If an accident occurs, seek medical advice/assistance immediately. You will find CLP labels on the base of each candle container or wax melt box/jar. This label includes important information such as allergens and ingredients.​​

  • 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 drafts which may cause improper burning.

  • Leave your candle to cool and the wax to return to a solid state before handling or moving; a container can get hot, especially if it's been allowed to burn longer than the recommended time (see below).​

  • ​The candle flame should be around 2.5 cm tall. If the flame is too tall or begins to smoke excessively, gently extinguish (using a wick dipper) and allow the wax to cool and return to a solid state, then trim the wick to 1cm before relighting.

  • Be sure the candle is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface (not wood or cork). This can help prevent heat damage to underlying surfaces and prevent glass containers from breaking.

  • ​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.

  • Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. 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.

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

  • NEVER 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 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.

  • Post your empty 'Classic' candle container back to Green Planet Candle Co via the Refill service (excludes 20cl container candles & votives). Visit FAQs to find out more.