One of the biggest complaints about candles of all kinds is in regards to the soot that can be produced by them. There are a variety of ways to greatly reduce the amount of soot coming from your candles which will also help them to burn better. Today I will share some of these candle… Continue reading Tips On How To Reduce Candle Soot
One of the commonly asked questions in our candle shop is “Do you have anything that will cover the smell of cigarette smoke?” I am not a smoker, my wife is not a smoker, in fact nobody in my house smokes, my parents didn’t even smoke. I really don’t like the smell of cigarette smoke… Continue reading Cover The Smell Of Cigarette Smoke
As I have been skimming over candle related questions posted by people online I have seen the topic of tunneling come up quite often. For those of you who do not know what tunneling means in relation to candles, it is when the candle burns straight down the middle and not out to the edges. … Continue reading Why do my candles “tunnel” and can I fix them?
Watch this experiment done by Jeff, the owner of Keystone Candle company which compares the burning two identical candles. The only difference is that one of the taper candles was left in the freezer overnight. You can tell that putting the candles in the freezer, it did not cause the taper to burn longer, and… Continue reading Putting Candles in the Freezer Does NOT Help.
There is an on-going debate about whether putting candles in the freezer (before using them) is a good idea. The main reason for wanting to put candles in the freezer is the misconceived idea that it will make them burn longer. At first this seems pretty logical since a candle doesn’t get used up until… Continue reading Freezing Candles – Bad Idea
I just watched this news video done by CBS news on burning candles safely. It was a well done video and has some helpful information in it. I thought I’d share it just as a reminder to make sure to use your candles safely. Many times we (myself included) burn candles so frequently that we… Continue reading CBS News Video – Burning Candles Safely
When we make our scented candles the fragrance is added to the liquid wax prior to pouring it into the molds or glass jars. So the candle is scented the same strength from top to bottom. This is how most candle manufacturers make their candles. Occasionally we get a customer that says when they first… Continue reading Is The Scent Gone?