Posted by Courtney Heyer on 4/8/2021 to
Today we will be teaching you how to properly burn a candle. Most candle users are often unaware that there's actually a right and a wrong way to burn candles.
First it's important to trim your Wick to .2 inches or 5 mm above the wax before the first burn. If the wick is too long , the wax will not pull up the wick and the flame will din extinguish or even not light at all. If you're burning a cotton wick candle keep the Wick trimmed to .25 inches or 6 mm.
On the bottom of every candle, you should find safety instructions regarding how that candle is supposed to be properly used. We're going to share with you the standard for what most manufacturers recommend on safe candle burning. Make sure to never leave your candle burning for longer than 4 hours as the candle can overheat if it’s burned for too long. Always keep a burning candle within sight and Out Of Reach of children and pets and never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep your candle away from drafts, ceiling fans and curtains. Always bring them in a well-ventilated room. This means you shouldn't be using your candle as a night light or burning them in unsupervised area. Always use a candle holder specifically designed for the candle you are using, remember the wicks are designed to handle the heat of a candle. Always burn candles on a stable heat-resistant surface and keep the wax fully free of debris and wax trimmings . If your candles smokes or the flame becomes too high! Extinguish it!
Wick Clips created at a safety height above the bottom of your container so that your candle never overheats. Do not burn a candle all the way down. For Pillar Candles leave at least 2 inches and for container candles half an inch above the wax.
Never move a burning candle and when extinguishing a candle use a Snuffer or gently blow out the flame.
Now you're ready to burn your candles…… The right way! ready to put your newfound knowledge to practice? Head on over to Millennium CandleHome to find the right candle to create that warm candlight glow.
Great tip but did you know! If you place a candle on an uneven surface, the wax will melt in irregular patterns and the flickering flames might give off dark smoke stains. Tapers and pillar candles will drip excessively if they're not totally upright. Most importantly, it's highly unsafe to place a candle on an unstable or angled surface, such as a chair seat or a wobbly table. LETS KEEP THIS TIP IN MIND ALSO!
As a bonus, you can choose paraffin or beeswax candles which tend to have a slower burn time. The slower the burn, the less opportunity for drippage.
7 RULES OF THUMB For Safely Burning Candles: Practice common sense in everything you do in life. Never leave a burning candle near anything that can catch fire Always keep a burning candle in sight, and away from children or pets Extinguish a burning candle upon leaving a room Burning candles should be kept a few inches apart to ensure even melting Do NOT burn a candle all the way down Never leave a burning candle on all night, extinguish before going to sleep