Updated: Jul 19, 2020
We love candles, and we love lighting them in our homes and office. There are many types of candles; scented, unscented, soy, bee wax, and many more. Regardless of the type and/or quality, the way you light a candle is an important part of the candle lighting experience. Yes, there is the right way to light a candle — and most people have no idea about it.
My first experience of lighting a candle was not good. As you can see below I did almost all the mistakes you need to avoid (tunneling, dirty looking, short, and burned wick and by the way, I also burned my table):
Here are some tips to bring candle lighting to a whole new level!
1. When lighting a candle for the first time, burn the candle until wax melts across the entire surface, up to the sides of the jar, before blowing it out to avoid tunneling.
The main problem of tunneling is that will make it tough for you to light the wick and you will lose a lot of wax that will never be burned.
1. Trim the wick every time! It will give you a cleaner and brighter burn.
2. Do not drop debris, like matches or wick trimmings, into the wax. It will make the candle look dirty. You can remove dust and fingerprints from a candle by gently rubbing the surface with a piece of nylon or a soft cloth. The cloth can be dry or slightly dampened with water.
4. Make sure never to place your burning candle on sensitive or uneven surfaces as accidents can happen. When burning our 2oz. travel tins, place these on a candle dish or heat-safe surface.
5. Keep the flame away from moving air. Moving air can disturb the flame, leading to even more unsightly black marks on the glass, decrease burn time, cause uneven burning, smoking, and diminished scent throw.
6. To turn off the candle use a wick dipper or place the lid on the jar to prevent smoking and prevent hot wax from splattering.
7. Discontinue burning your candle when about ½” of wax remains. This will prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface or container itself.
8. The containers are designed for reuse, so do not let that gorgeous vessel go to waste! Place the candle in the freezer for several hours or until it is frozen. The wax should pop right out of the container, but you can also loosen it with a butter knife if necessary. Scrape off any residue and then clean the container with soap and water.
9. Last but not least, never leave a candle unattended. For more Candle Safety Rules please visit the National Candle Association’s Candle Safety Page at http://candles.org/fire-safety-candles/candle-safety-rules/
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