Over the Easter weekend, chances are you will be lighting candles – be that in church or on your dinner table. So to that point, we thought it would be helpful to remind our ‘candle fans’ of some very useful candle burning tips. Some may be common sense and others helpful to ensure your candle burns evenly and to its fullest! So…. here we go:
When you light your candle for the 1st time, burn the candle 1 hour for every 1 inch in diameter to establish a ‘burn pool’ and to prevent future tunneling. Tunneling occurs when the candle burns straight down the middle and not evenly out to the edges. This could result in drowning of the wick and a short life to your candle.
Subsequent burns should be long enough to keep the burn pool the same size.
Do not place candles in a draught as it causes dripping (might be hard to do in a church!)
Always leave at least 4 inches between burning candles.
Never leave a burning candle unattended and always burn candles out of reach of children and pets.
Extinguish the candle with a minimum of 1/2 inch of candle wax left in order to prevent damage to your candle holders.
We hope these tips help you to enjoy your candles and the events where they burn.
May we also wish you a very Happy Candle Lit Easter!
From the Bunnies at Thumbprint Artifacts
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