Lighting a scented candle to improve your mood or simply fill the room with aromatic fragrance is always a good idea. Whether you're buying your first candle or are a candle lover with a never ending candle collecting, here is a simple guide to snuffing/extinguishing your candles properly to extend your candles shelf life.
In case you didn't already know, trimming your wick before each use is essential to your candles burn performance, but so is extinguishing! Blowing out a candle seems like the simple solution but that may leave you with smoke and the odor of a smouldering wick. Here are 2 candle tools that you can use to properly extinguish your candles.
1. Wick Snuffer: A snuffer is a cone shaped candle tool that keeps air away from the flame causing it to go out. Wick snuffers also helps keep any debris from the wick from falling into your candle wax. When picking out snuffer try choosing one that dangles to ensure you can reach the wick at any angles. Snuffers are also great for pillars, tapers or any tall candles.
2. Wick Dipper: A wick dipper is a long metal stick with a hook shape at the tip, used to dip cotton wicks into the wax in order to extinguish the flame, leaving you with minimal smoke or odors. When using a wick dipper please ensure to dip the wick quickly into the wax, then putting the wick back into position. You can also use the wick dipper to scoop up any debris that has fallen into your candle wax.
With these candle tools you will increase your candles shelf life, keep your wax clean, improve the candles burn performance and ensure you are getting the most out of the fragrance.
Lastly here's a list provided by candle junkies with 16 great wick snuffers.
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