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Tips for Burning Beeswax Candles

Posted by cedarcovewellness on April 11, 2013 at 7:05 PM


All usual precautions that pertain to fire also pertain to burning candles: never leave a candle burning when no one is in the room; do not burn candles near drapes or other combustible materials

Keep the wick of your candles trimmed to 1/4″-1/2″

Allow the melted pool of pillars to reach the edge of the candle each time you burn it, about an hour per inch of diameter. This way you won’t have to try to fold unmelted wax down from the sides and the pillar won’t burn down the middle. You’ll be starting off with the equivalent of a new (but shorter) candle each time.

If your candle will be lit for only a short time, use a taper, votive or tealight

Draughts cause flickering of the flame, which can result in uneven burning or dripping

Put out pillar flames by dipping the wick into the melted pool and then straightening (a paper clip is a handy tool).

Use a snuffer for tapers

If you don’t like the natural bloom that develops on beeswax, simply rub your candles with your hand — the warmth will polish off the bloom

Put a tiny bit of water in the bottom of your glass tealight cups — makes removing the last vestiges of wax easy

Remember to never leave a candle unattended while burning.

Categories: Beeswax Candles

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