Sealing Wax and Candle Safety

We've compiled a few safety tips to keep in mind when using your wax seal stamp and hot tools! They're pretty obvious, but here they are nevertheless. 

Sealing Wax

  • Take care when melting wax whether it be in a glue gun or using a candle and melting spoon.
  • Always work on a protective, fireproof surface.
  • Keep hot tools and instruments away from children and pets. 
  • Never tilt your glue gun backwards to avoid spilling hot wax into the gun and onto your hands. It hurts, trust us.
  • Never point your glue gun at yourself or others. Pretty obvious, don't do it.

Glue Guns

  • Clean your glue gun regularly by inserting a wax gun cleaning stick and pumping it through the chamber of the gun.
  • Never wash your gun with water. It's electric and you will kill your gun and probably yourself while you're at it.
  • Don't leave your gun plugged in and unattended and don't leave it plugged in for extended periods of time.


  • Keep lit candles out of reach of children and pets.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Burn your candle away from drafts and on a protective, fireproof surface.
  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that could catch fire (like curtains, your hair...)
  • Do not burn the candle for more than 4 hours at a time.
  • Trim wick to 6 mm before lighting and keep the candle free of debris.