Monday, January 5, 2009

Lights Out

Use a wick dipper to extinguish a candle without any smoke or soot so you don't lose the beautiful fragrance you worked so hard to achieve. Using the end of the wickdipper, push the burning wick into the pool of melted wax to drown out the flame. Then use the curved end of the dipper to pull the wick back up out of the melted wax and bring it upright so that when the candle re-solidifies, the wick is straight up and coated with wax, priming it for easy re-lighting. This extends the life and the quality of the wick.

Wick dippers can also be used to recenter a wick. If you notice that the wick is getting close to the side of the jar, extinguish the candle and use the wick dipper to push the wick back to the center of the glass. When the wax re-solidifies, the wick will start in the center. Warning: A wick burning too close to the side of the glass can cause the glass jar to crack! Be sure to extinguish the candle and move the wick to the center of the jar before that happens.

Check out our video on how to use a wick dipper:

(Bear with us! This is our first video:)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very helpful post! I hate the smoke that follows extinguishing a candle flame. Thanks