Tips on how to burn a Candle for longtime ,evenly and clean!
-Make your candles drip-less with salt. Add 1/2 tablespoon of salt to enough water 2 cups of water. Add the candles to the saltwater, and let soak for 24 hours.
-Beeswax candles are drip-less, will not give off smoke, and last longer than paraffin candles.
When you make your own tapered beeswax candles, use one very long wick to connect two candles. These can be stored over hooks until you want to use one, at which time you just snip the wicks.
Straighten warped candles gently after dipping them in very warm water.
-Keep candles from tipping in a candle holder by putting a bit of clay into the bottom.
-Store candles in the refrigerator or freezer. They will burn slower and last longer.
-Cut the wick of a new candle to 1/4 inch long to avoid smoke and so that they will burn longer.
-Keep candles standing upright in candle holders by melting the bottoms. Hold the candle with the bottom over the candle holder. Pass a match or lighter under the candle, and let wax drip into the candle holder. Put the candle in immediately and hold it upright for a minute, until the melted wax hardens.
-Be careful with glass candle holders. If the candle burns too low, the glass can shatter. The hot wax can then drip onto furniture or carpeting, and you can get burned by the hot wax if you pick up a broken glass holder.
-To prevent melted candle wax from sticking to the insides of candle holders coat the insides with Vaseline before placing a candle in a holder. The melted wax will slide right out after the candle burns down.
-To prevent melted candle wax from sticking in candle holders, spray the inside of candle holder with cooking spray and add a few drops of water to the bottom of the holder before inserting the candle.