Facts & Figures About Candles - (Source: National Candle Association)

  • U.S. retail sales of candles are estimated at approximately $3.2 billion annually, excluding sales of candle accessories (Source: Mintel, 2015).

  • Candles are used in 7 out of 10 U.S. households.

  • Candles come in an endless variety of sizes and shapes, from tapers, votives, pillars and tealights to container/jar candles, floating candles, liturgical candles, outdoor candles, novelty candles, utility candles and birthday candles.

  • Manufacturer surveys show that 90% of all candles are purchased by women.

  • Votives, container candles and pillars are currently the most popular types of candles with American consumers.

  • Candle industry research indicates that the most important factors affecting candle sales are scent, color, cost and shape.

  • The retail price of a candle generally ranges from approximately $1.99 for a votive to $35 for a large pillar or jar candle. Impact-fully scented candles in exceptionally beautiful containers and elaborate boxes can be $200 or more.

 

About the Industry

  • NCA member companies account for approximately 80 percent of all candles made in the U.S.

  • Candles are principally sold in three types of retail outlets:

    • specialty or gift shops;

    • department and home décor stores;

    • mass merchandisers (discount stores, drug store chains, grocery stores, etc.)

  • Approximately 35% of candle sales occur during the Christmas/Holiday season. Non-seasonal business accounts for approximately 65% of candle sales.

  • Major U.S. candle manufacturers typically offer between 1,000 and 2,000 varieties of candles in their product lines.

  • More than 1 billion pounds of wax are used in producing the candles sold each year in the U.S.

  • It is estimated that more than 10,000 different candle scents are available to U.S. consumers.

Fire Safety & Candles

There’s a special beauty and tranquility to candles, but a lighted candle is also an open flame, and a potential fire hazard if not carefully monitored. In fact, accidental candle fires account for approximately four percent of all U.S. residential fires.

A study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests that 85 percent of candle fires could be avoided if consumers followed three basic safety rules:

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.

  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire.

  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.

The National Candle Association urges consumers to always follow the basic rules of fire safety when burning candles.

How to Burn a Candle Safely

 

Before lighting

  • Before burning,always trim the wick to ¼ inch. You can use a wick trimmer, nail clippers, or scissors. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring.

  • When lighting a candle, use long matchesor a long-reach lighter. Keep your hair and loose clothing away from the flame.

  • Always use acandleholder specifically designed for candle use.It should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.

  • Burn candles in a well-ventilated room.

  • Place the candleholder on astable, heat-resistant surface. This will also help prevent possible heat damage to counters and table surfaces and prevent glass containers from cracking or breaking.

  • Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.

  • Avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping.

  • Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on burn time and proper use. In general, it is recommended that candles do not burn for longer than four hoursand cool for at least two hoursbefore relighting.

While burning

  • Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a votive or container candle when the wax is liquefied.

  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax remains (1/2 inch if in a container).

  • Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This is to make sure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts that will cause the candles to burn improperly.

  • Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts before re-lighting.

  • Always keep the candle within your sight. If you are going to leave the room, be sure to first blow out all candles.

  • 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 a candle as a night light.

  • Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure. Never use a candle during a power outage to look for things in a closet, or when fueling equipment – such as a lantern or kerosene heater.

  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

  • 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.

When extinguishing

  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.

  • Never use water to extinguish a candle. Water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might break a glass container.

  • Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.

  • Don’t touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.

  • Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.

CANDLE FIRE SAFETY RULES 

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

• Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

• Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.

• Trim candlewicks to ¼ inch each time before burningLong or crooked wicks can cause neven burning and dripping.

• 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. 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 at all times.

• Always read and follow the manufacturer's use and safety instructions carefully. Don't burn a candle longer than the manufacturer recommends.

• Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents.This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flate-ups and sooting. 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.

• Don't burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax remains or ½inch if in a container.

• Never touch or move a burning candle or container candle when the wax is liquid.

• Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.

• Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This helps ensure they don't melt one another, or create their own drafts to cause improper burning.

• Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle. It's the safest way to prevent hot wax splatters.

• Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.

• Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure.

• Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high.The candle isn't burning properly. Cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before relighting.

• Never use a candle as a night light.

 

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