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Incense, Diya and Candle Safety

Diwali incense

Follow our safety advice when using these in your home:

  • Never leave incense, diyas and candles unattended.
  • Always use a holder or a burner.
  • Burners and holders should always be put on a flat, non-flammable surface and away from windows.
  • Keep incense, diyas and candles out of reach of children.
  • As with cooking keep you clothing out of the way of the flames.
  • When you have finished with an incense stick douse the tip in water and break it off. The remainder can then be relit later.