Many people don't know that you can actually improve the quality of the
flame you get from your candles. Some people think that if a flame is too
large or you are getting excess soot that it is the makers fault. Well
sometimes this is true, but often a little tender loving care can sort out
many candle problems.
An overly large flame is not only an unsightly thing to look at but it is
also a fire risk and causes excess soot and smoke. If you suffer from this
problem then simply extinguish the flame, wait for the candle to completely
cool down and then trim the wick. This should help reduce the flame size and
Many colored candles will discolor overtime because of direct sun light. If
your candle changes color then make sure you keep it out of direct sunlight.
Also leaving candles on the window ledge can cause them to melt! So keep your
candles off of window ledges too.
If you have a candle with a normal sized flame but it is smoking then it
may be in a draft. Check all nearby windows and doors to make sure they are
shut, otherwise you are not only causes the candle to smoke but it is also a
Some candles are designed to be a bit drippy (wax will run down the outside
of the candle). Take proper precautions if you are unsure whether or not a
candle will drip. Placing it on a holder that will catch any drips will help
to save the carpet or table beneath the candle. Some candles are even designed
to totally liquefy when lit e.g. votive candles, so again make sure that if
you don't know about the candle you take all necessary safety precautions.
Candles are great around the home but can also be a little bit of work to
get them to burn to perfection. So keep them well maintained and use basic
safety rules. Happy Burning!
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