How to Use Safety Matches

Now you can use Antique Candle Co.® Safety Matches to light your favorite candle! Our uniquely labeled jar makes it super easy to ignite a match using the strike paper directly on the label.

Hold the match in your dominant hand, and hold the jar in your non-dominant hand with the striking strip facing out. Gently strike in the direction away from your body so the fire ignites and starts away from you, not towards you.

When lighting a candle, hold the match with the fire facing upwards and keep your hand under the flames. Flames move upward, so allow plenty of wood for the fire to burn between your hand and the flame during use.

To extinguish a lit match simply blow it out, drop it into water, or gently shake it out. Ensure the match it completely extinguished before disposing.