In the past year, we have heard of several incidents of candle exploding, including a series of burns and explosions, according to the news site newshub.
And it turns out there is a whole bunch of ways you should take care of candles to reduce the risk, and it’s not as easy as taking it out of the box and taking the wick right away.
How to take care of candles safely:
Allow the 380 g cartridges to burn for at least one hour and not more than four hours.
– If a candle burns for a very long time, the wax pool may become very deep and the wicks may move or fall towards the glass.
If the candle flame touches the side of the glass, it runs the risk of cracking, so you must ensure that your wicks are always trimmed and stand upright.
– It is always recommended to stop burning the candle once 10 mm of wax is left because if there is not enough heat to absorb the heat of the flame, in some cases this may cause the glass vessel to break.
– You need to trim the wicks to 7mm each time before you light the candle – yes, even the first time! Maintaining the wicks controls the amount of melting of the wax, reduces the soot produced and ensures that the candle burns evenly to extend the life of the candle.
– The ignition of the “mushrooms” (the bent, burning part at the end of the wick after lighting a candle) usually causes the appearance of black soot that you might see around the candle. Make sure the wicks are properly positioned and trimmed to avoid this.
The best way to properly extinguish a candle is to use a candle holder. If this is not available, blow gently and steadily until the flame goes out.
Once the candle is done (by leaving 10mm of wax inside), you can clean it and reuse it.