How to burn bubble candles

Candles “remember” how they were burnt in the past and frequently repeat that pattern when they are lit again. A process known as tunneling will occur if the wax around the edges never melts, causing the wick to sink into a crater of hardened wax. Tunneling in pillar and poured candles, as well as drippy tapers, can be fixed using a few techniques. To increase the lifespan of your candles and ensure even burning, pay special attention to the first burn and develop habits like routine wick trimming, using a snuffer, and staying out of draughts. Let’s dive in to learn how to burn bubble candles, adding a unique touch to your space with their captivating and playful flames.

The proper way to burn bubble candle

Place it right

On a stable, level surface, place a bubble candle upright. A bubble candle will melt in random patterns if it is set on an uneven surface, and the flickering flames may leave behind dark smoke marks. If the bubble candle is not completely upright, it will drip heavily. Most significantly, lighting a bubble candle on an inclined or shaky surface, such a chair seat or a wobbly table, is extremely dangerous. Additionally, the surface must resist fire.

Light it safely

Use a long lighter or long match to light bubble candle. You can more easily reach the wick and prevent an uneven burn if you maintain the candle level and use a long match or lighter. Light the lighter or strike a match, then contact the flame to the wick. Remove the lighter or match as soon as it starts to burn, then put out the flame.

If you decide to blow out the match, be sure to do it far from the candle. It is occasionally essential to flip the candle sideways to access the wick when using short lighters and matches. This could unevenly melt the wax, resulting in some flickering and an uneven burn.

Watch out for wind

Keep candles that are burning away from winds. Even though flickering flames may appear attractive, they don’t burn candles evenly. Place your candle away from fans, air conditioners, open windows, onlookers, and any other source of moving air in a place where there won’t be any breezes. Unattractive smoke stains are also left behind by flickering flames. These stand out particularly on glass candle jars.

Additionally, it’s a safety measure. A piece of paper or the corner of a curtain could be directly blown into the flame by even a light breeze.

Trim the wick

Before each usage, trim the bubble candle wicks to be 1/8 to 1/4 in (0.32 to 0.64 cm). Long, uncut wicks frequently resemble mushrooms in shape. As a result, a wide, unstable flame is produced, which makes the candle burn unevenly and flickers while also emitting smoke. Once the wax has completely cooled, you can avoid this by chopping off the top of the wick with a pair of scissors or a wick trimmer.

Make sure there is no ashy residue left on the wax and throw away all the wick trimmings. To produce the most stable flame and the most even burn, you should always trim the wick before use, even if there isn’t much height to remove.

First burns matters

During the initial burn, completely melt the top layer of wax. Bubble candles should burn until the wax on the top has melted entirely. Keep an eye on the process and wait to put out the flame until there is a ring of melted wax. Extinguish the flame as soon as you detect the wax pool starting to sink and cease expanding.

By letting the top layer of wax melt on each burn, memory rings can be avoided. How much wax melted during previous burns can be “remembered” by a bubble candle. If you don’t take care, the puddle of melted wax will keep becoming smaller and smaller and tunneling will result. Use the same procedure you used for the initial burn to stop this. Watch the candle carefully during each burning session and let the top layer of wax melt completely.

Dont burn for too long

Keep an eye on the candle’s progress and extinguish the flame as soon as you see that the wax has accumulated on the entire top level. The wax and aromatic oils may catch fire if left alone for more than an hour. For the longest possible burn periods, adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Follow the Rules

Read and stick to the instructions for the best and safest candle experience.

Candle lighting and storage

  • When there is only a small amount of wax left, put out the candles. When the wax has burned down to 2 inches, put out stand-alone tapers and pillar candles. Even if tunneling has left a significant amount of wax above the wick, take this precaution. A candle can quickly become unstable and dangerous when there is not enough wax to maintain the flame.
  • On the wax of a burned candle, sprinkle salt. Salt slows down the pace at which wax melts, resulting in a slower, more even burn. Put a little iodized table salt on the pool of melted wax after you’ve extinguished the bubble candle. Using a toothpick, thoroughly combine it with the liquid wax. Allow the wax to finish cooling. After consecutive burn sessions, you can keep adding salt to extend the candle’s life.
  • Candle flames shouldn’t be put out with water. Although it might seem like a no-brainer to put out a candle with water and fire, this is a dangerous approach. Hot wax will be splattered everywhere by the force of even a glass of water, including the candle jar or holder, the table, and potentially even the walls and floor. And to make matters worse, the wax can splatter out and cause skin burns. With glass candle jars, it is extremely vital to avoid this. When the hot glass comes into contact with cold water, it will break. 

Suggestions for caring for candles

Finding the ideal candle that burns for a long time and also has a fresh, clean, and calming aroma may take some practise at first. But once you’ve honed a keen sense of which candles, scented or unscented, suit you best, you can concentrate on extending the life of your candles by putting the above advice into practice and heeding the subsequent after-care guidelines:

  1. Blow out the candle when it starts to smoke, then trim the wick and light it again.
  2. Make sure that any puddles of liquid wax are free of matchstick and wick trimmings.
  3. To protect the candle container, avoid burning the last half inch of wax.
  4. By keeping the doors and windows in the area you desire to deodorize closed for 30 minutes before entering, you can increase the aroma of your candle.
  5. By gently rubbing the candle surface with a soft, damp, dry, or nylon cloth, you may get rid of dust and fingerprints.

Love of candles with Good Light

You may use your favorite candles for longer and get the most out of your investment now that you know how to burn candles properly and how to take care of them in every manner.

How To Make Fake Vampire Teeth

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}