Tuesday, 3 July 2012

More Burning Tips for Beeswax Candles(Taper, Pillar, Votive & Tea Light Candles)

Beeswax Taper Candles
  • Always secure a taper candle in an appropriate taper holder for support while burning. This is crucial as an unfit holder can cause the candle falls down and catch a fire.
  • You can use beeswax fitter strips if your taper candle seems loose in the selected taper holder. If the candle is larger and does not fit in the taper holder, try to keep its bottom in warm water for a while until it starts to soften. Then, try to put it again carefully in the holder.
  • Choose an appropriate tool such as a candle snuffer to extinguish the flame for smokeless effect.

Beeswax Pillar Candles
  • It is recommended to burn a pillar candle on a pillar plate or suitable pillar holder.
  • Use pillar candle in smaller diameter if long burning time is not required. Keep burning a large pillar within short moments will not allow the candle to burn properly to its side and will only shorten its overall burn time.
  • Allow at least an hour of burn time for every inch in diameter of the pillar candle. For instance, a 4 inch pillar should be burned about 4 hours or longer.
  • Hug the burning pillar occasionally if tunneling is not desired. Simply push the edges softly towards the center of the pillar. (Tunneling is a condition when thick walls are left owing to the flame burns down the center of the candle)
  • Always let a pillar initially burns long until the wax melts extending to its full diameter to prevent tunneling, then you may discontinue the burning. It is better to burn a candle intermittently, compared to burning it continuously as it will burn longer in former condition.
  • To extinguish the flame from a pillar candle, best using a wick dipper or suitable metal tool to dip the wick into the melted wax pool before straighten the wick vertically. This approach can eliminate unwanted smoke and wax splattering.
  • It is the best to use a lighter to provide the fire source to the base of the wick if relighting is desired. By this way, the beeswax attached to the wick will melt thoroughly and the candle will burn well again.
  • Only use suitable size and heat resistant votive candle holder to hold a votive candle. The holder should fit for the votive candle without leaving much space in between because the candle will spill out when it burns and fills the holder.
  • Avoid using thick glass holder for your votive candle. This may results an imperfect burn due to the insufficiency of heat from the candle.
  • Before burning, always fill a votive candle holder with a few drops of water first and followed by placing the candle in order to fasten the process of cleaning the remaining beeswax, left by burned out candle in the holder. Meanwhile, this approach can ensure the votive glass holder will not overheating.
  • Never burn a votive candle in the holder that air flow is restricted due to the fact that beeswax candles burns hotter than other candles.
  • Burn a votive candle about an hour or longer each time it is used to ensure the beeswax melts extending to the edge of the holder.
  • Let it burned out by itself when the candle only remains ½ inch height.
  • Same like pillars candles, a votive candle can be extinguished easily by pushing the wick into the melted wax pool before straighten the wick vertically.

Beeswax Tea Light Candles
  • Always burn a tea-light candle with a tea-light cup in a heat resistant holder or surface.
  • Avoid burning the candle in a thick holder. This may cause an imperfect burn owing to the insufficiency of heat from the candle.
  • Never burn it in a holder that air flow is restricted due to the fact that beeswax candles burn hotter than other candles.
  • Burn a tea-light candle in one lighting for its best. It is difficult to relight it after extinguished in the condition that the wax left is not greater than half.
  • Let the candle burned out by itself when it almost comes to the end in order to extend its overall burn period.
  • Gently dip the wick into the wax pool and pull the wick vertically if you want to extinguish the flame.

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