Gel Candles have been around for some time now but very little is known about their safety. You might have heard stories of how safe they are and horror stories too. In my opinion I believe them to to be safe, however I think you need to know where your candle has come from, who has made it and if it has been made correctly.
GelCandles.com tells us a story about Expoloding Gel Candles and urban legends even covered the same article and questioned its authenticity. Breakthechain.org also has this exact letter listed as a chain mail sent out to spill myths and legends amongst gullible people. There have been numerous re-calls which has spiked the rumor mill even the Body shop had to recall their gel candles. Forget the chain mails and recalls and ask your self this , at the end of the day do you think they are safe?
If your still interested in making some gel candles then I suggest reading as many sites as possible on How to make gel candles before even ordering in your supplies. Why not just 1 website I hear you say ? because as with life the best way to learn things is from our mistakes, so by reading others websites you are learning from other peoples mistakes and its going to make your gel candle making and burning experience so much more pleasurable.
If the worst happens do you know how to treat a burn ?