How do you light a candle, and treat it till it burns? Did you ever think? A lot of people do not know how to use the purchased candle to the maximum. It turns out, just enough to do five simple tips.

1. Cut the wick

Before to light a candle, do not forget to cut away little bit the wick as the candle on the right

Do not be lazy, do it each time you going to to light a new candle.

How to do it?

Trim the wick so that the visible the part of the wick is not longer than 6 millimeters. To do this, you can apply regular scissors, nail clippers or a special trimmer for trimming the wick candles. Does not matter what you will use to do it.

By the way, the best way to light a candle is to use long matches.

Why do you need to do it?

At first , the candle flame will be much brighter and more beautiful. If you do not trim the wick, the flame likely will take the form of a strange mushroom, due to which it will look dull and blurry..

The difference is visible immediately.

Secondly, too long wick is the main reason for the most heinous of soot stains that are clearly visible on the glass holder. Shortening the wick will help to keep steady burning and not let to appear these spots.

If you do not want the candle to look like this, cut the wick.


2. Allow the wax to melt completely

When you lit a candle, not extinguish it until the top layer of wax is completely melted. It can take several hours. If you do not want to wait so long, it is better not to light the candles.

For what it is?

If you will not let the wax to melt completely, it will create a hole or crater. The wick will sink lower and lower, as if a crater is formed in the center of the candle.

That's how it looks

Finally the crater will be so deep that you will hardly be able to light a wick of the candle again. It will be too hard to get to light the candle. And most importantly, because of the not melted wax, for which you paid and can not use, deprives you of a few hours enjoying the pleasant light and fragrance of a flame of fire.

Yes, this requires patience. But if each time when you light a candle, you allow the wax to melt completely, the surface of the candles stay smooth and candlestick wall clean. So will be all the time until the candle is fully finished.

Again, appreciate the difference


3. Buy candles with multiple wicks

Quite hard to wait until the candle will melt as described in the previous section.

What to do?

Buy a candle with two or three wicks. The more of the flame, the more heat and the candle will melt faster.

Pay attention to one fact. Try not to use a candle with one wick. The heat from one wick is not enough to completely melt all wax of candle.


4. Protect the candle flame from air currents

Try to do everything possible to ensure that a burning candle was far enough away from fans, air conditioners, open windows or places where many people pass by.

Flows of air can influence at the flame of a candle, as result the walls of a glass candlestick can be covered by unsightly dark marks.

On the left candle the wall is turbid due to fluctuations in flame

5. Do not blow out the flame of candles

To quench the wick of a candle, cover it by any cap, but do not blow out (certainly you can do it if it is cake with a candle on your birthday). following the advice you can avoid a nasty smell.

Now you are ready. Use candles as the professionals do it, save money and effort, and fully enjoy by acquired candles.