Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Do you "candle care"?

At our national Convention this year, they put out a display of candles that had been partially burned. If you'll look closely, you can see 3 jars for each comparrison
  • one that hasn't been burned
  • one that has been burned & proper candle care has been used
  • one that has been burned without proper candle care

The one with proper candle care shows a pretty clean jar while the one without is black from soot!

So what's the proper way to burn a candle to avoid the soot?

  • use a wick dipper to extinquish the candle
  • trim the wicks before burning
  • keep out of any drafts
  • burn for no more than 4 hours at a time
  • ALWAYS extinguish the candle if you can see smoke being put off by the wicks, fix the problem (remove from draft or trim the wicks) and light again

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