How to Put Out a Candle
When it’s time to say goodnight to your favourite candle, there are a few things you should keep in mind for safety. How you extinguish your candle depends on the type of wick and flame.
For a classic cotton wick with a small, teardrop-shaped flame, gently blow it out. Hold your hand close to the flame to feel if any heat is coming off before you get too close. If the room is drafty, place your hand close to the base of the candle to shield the flame while you blow. Use a wick trimmer to keep your candle flame low.
Should you blow out a candle?
When it comes to candles, most people know that it’s important to blow them out before leaving the room. But what is the best way to blow out a candle?
There are actually a few different ways to safely blow out a candle. The most important thing is to make sure that you don’t leave any hot wax on the wick.
One way to do this is to hold your hand close to the flame and then quickly blow it out. This will help to extinguish the flame and prevent any hot wax from dripping onto the wick.
How to use a Candle Snuffer
You can also snuff out a candle by using a Candle Snuffer, which is long and cone-shaped with a piece of velvet or other soft material at the end. This method is considered safer than blowing because it doesn’t require you to get close to the flame. See our candle accessories here. It looks like a small cup with a long handle. To use it, simply place the cup over the flame and then press down on the handle.
How to use a Candle Dipper
A candle wick dipper is a tool that allows you to safely and easily dip the wick in the melted wax, which effectively trims it. Candle wick dippers are usually made of metal or ceramic, and they have a long handle so that you can reach the bottom of the candle jar.
Using a candle wick dipper is simple: just hold it over the flame for a few seconds to heat up the metal, then touch it to the wick. Dip the wick into the wax, and voila! See our candle dipper here.
How to use a Wick Trimmer
Wick trimmers are an important tool for anyone who enjoys burning candles. They help to keep the wick clean and free of debris, which can prolong the life of your candle. A wick trimmer is also a great way to ensure that your candle burns evenly.
If you're new to using a wick trimmer, start by trimming the wick to about 1/4 inch before lighting your candle. As the candle burns, the wick will gradually get longer. When it gets too long, use your wick trimmer to snuff it out and trim it back down to 1/4 inch. This will help keep your candle burning safely and evenly.
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