- The Ultimate Guide To Reusing Your Old Candle Jars
- can you leave a candle burning all night?
- Burning Tips
- Candle Making: Things You Should NOT Do
- Are Candles in Glass Jars Safe?
The Ultimate Guide To Reusing Your Old Candle JarsCheckout these tips on burning your candle safely and how to maintain it properly so you get the most enjoyment out of them. Never leave candles burning unattended. This is the single most important thing you can do to prevent a fire. A few logical reasons for this are, one, that people light candles to relax in the bedroom and fall asleep, or two, a candle is lit in the bedroom but then the person leaves to do things in the rest of the house. Place candles in a draft-free area. A candle flame that is in a draft will not burn all the fuel wax properly. This can cause your candle to burn unevenly, and possibley make it tunnel. Keep burning candles away from children and pets. Children are curious and a candle flame can be mesmerizing you do not want them to get burned. Both childern and pets can accidentally knock a candle over or off a table, creating a mess or possibly starting a fire. Never leave wick trimmings, matches, or any other material in the wax pool as these can create a fire hazard. Pieces of wick that have been cut off or other items that fall into the candle wax can re-ignite causing the candle flame to become much larger than is safe for a particular candle, even if it is in a container. In a glass container, the extra heat created from a flame that is too large could cause the glass to crack or shatter, allowing the liquid wax to go everywhere. Dispose of all packing materials or foreign matter before lighting a candle. Make sure to remove any of these types of items from your candles before lighting them so they do not catch fire. Be careful to make sure that candle rings or other decoration items can not come in contact with the flame of the candle. Candles and flowers go together like, well, peanut butter and jelly, or Tom and Jerry for those of you who are from the era of good cartoons. You always want to make sure that the area above your candle is clear of any flyaway decorations. As your candle burns down be sure that parts of the accent items will not become an issue later. Keep your burning candles away from any flammable objects. A candle on a windowsil might be ok, but what if someone opens the window, will the curtians blow into the candle flame? Be aware of what is around your candle and how a change in the surroundings could cause a problem. If a wick becomes too short, it will produce a flame that is too small for the candle to burn correctly. To fix this, extinguish the flame and carefully pour off the liquid wax. Relight the candle and allow it to burn for about one hour. If the flame is still too small repeat process until the flame is able to continue to burn the wax it has melted with a normal size flame. Direct sunlight and strong ultraviolet light can fade the color of your candle. Place your candle in an area that is not in direct sunlight. This is purely to keep the color of your candles looking nice and bright. A candle that is faded will still burn the same as if it were not. Prolonged exposure of candles to temperature below 40 degrees F. Prolonged exposure of candles to temperatures above 80 degrees F. Always place candle on a heat resistant holder. When the candle burns down to the bottom of the container there could be enough heat to damage the furniture on which the candle is sitting. Keep the flame from getting too close to the container.
can you leave a candle burning all night?
Wow - definitely NOT cool to leave candles burning all night - unless, that is, you're sitting up all night in the same room they're in I fell asleep with a candle burning one night many years ago. I was in a little, tiny log cabin at the time. For some reason I woke up about 5 in the morning This is a true story. I'm lucky that I got out of that one without getting a single burn on me. Please tell your dad this story - and have him buy some of those scented plug ins if he really needs the house to smell so I once left a candle burning on my shelf over night because i didn't realize it would burn out so quickly and when i woke up it had burned to the end of its whick and the only thing left was a truck load of soot on the glass container of the candle and on the part of the shelf above the candle, i don't know what happened but i am never leaving candle burning over night again. I would prefer to use a deodorising spray than scented candlesbut if he does insist on the candle it should not be in any ones bedroom and if it is put on the stainless steel kitchen sink then when it burns to the bottom it cant set anything on fire. A plate is not good enough as the heat might crack the plate when the candle gets to the bottom. Even though you may be under the impression that the candle will do no harm, anything can happen to start a fire. Burning a candle unsupervised is a very, very dangerous thing to do. Tell your father this is a very bad thing to do. Last night, for the first time, I used the burner given by my wife's friend to burn the scented oil. It is the type of burner where you can place a candle beneath a ceramic container where you pour in the mixture of your scented oil and water. The smell of the lemon grass is definitely soothing and my wife and I love it very much. I instantly decided to buy more candles the next day and make it a practice to burnt scented oil more frequently. Something however triggered me to google for the health hazard imposed by the fume from burning candles. The results are really shocking. I learnt that most of the candles we use today are made from mixture of certain ingredients with a large proportion of paraffin wax. I have no idea what paraffin wax is but later found that it's the by product from the process of crude oil refining. It is said that inhaling the fume from a burning candle is similar to inhaling the exhaust fume from a diesel engine. If what is said is true, I have been breathing in a lot of diesel fume last night while sleeping, especially in my small room. To make things worse, reports say that most manufacturers, especially from PRC use cheap ingredients to make candles and some might even use lead wicks to ease the manufacturing of candles. Burning lead wicks will release the lead particles into the air. As the particles will be very micro, they are easily breathed into our respiratory system, sipping and settling down onto the deepest part of our lung, not being able to be cleansed easily. Lead poisoning is a very serious matter not only to children whose immunity is low but also to adults in the long run. I have been searching the internet for any regulations about Malaysia banning any lead wicks used in candles or any posts about encouraging the use of lead free candles in the country. China, the notorious country has been freely exporting its cheap goods into our country to help some greedy businessman to increase their profit margins. To make things worse, I have no confidence at all that our government is aware of anything such as lead free candles or candles with lead wicks sorry government, that's what you make me feel. On the other hand, there is another group of people who claimed that there is not scientific proof that paraffin wax is dangerous for health. It is said that some manufacturers even use paraffin in food processing. How true is that, I really do not know. It is claimed that the reports about the danger of paraffin candles are false and carries the motive of increasing the sales of rival products. It is also claimed that lead wicks have been banned in the manufacturing of candles and it is not possible for us to get candles with lead wicks in the market nowadays. Who is right and who is wrong. How can I be sure that the candle that I am burning is safe for me and my family.
House fires caused by candles are a growing concern. Candles left unattended or too close to flammable items can trigger a fire that spread room to room and have the ability to destroy a whole house. When you are going to burn a candle, make sure it is in a proper container. Glass jar candles are the best as the glass acts a barrier between the open flame and potentially flammable objects. Candles should never be burned while just sitting on a plate or dish, leaving the flame open and susceptible to spreading. Also make sure to keep even jarred candles at least one foot away from any piece of furniture, curtain or item that could catch fire. When the lights are out and its difficult to see, so candles are more easily placed near fire hazards. Instead, keep flashlights or lanterns in an accessible place, with back up batteries, incase the power goes out as safer options. Also, only place candles on heat resistant surfaces. Plastic furniture can melt when a candle is placed and burning on it for hours on end. Worst-case scenario, the plastic itself can catch on fire and also spread the fire to nearby combustibles. Finally, always extinguish a candle before leaving a room, leaving the house or going to sleep. Unattended candles are too big of a risk, especially if you have pets in the home that could knock it over or knock a curtain or cloth into the flame. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sprinkler Systems Save You Money.
Candle Making: Things You Should NOT Do
Hard to believe another year is coming to an end. For some reason I seem to recall with clarity writing the closing Enlightener every year, but the remainder of the year seems to be a blur. I think the problem is that here at Candlewic, we have so much fun helping all of our friends and customers grow their candle businesses that the time just flies by. For many of us who have not set foot in a classroom other than for parent-teacher conferences for many years, much of our learning comes from online sources or through trial and error. The resources we have available online can certainly save you time and money and help you get a head start on the learning process. By now, all levels of school are well into the semester, so we're a bit behind in starting class. Don't worry. There's still plenty of time to be ready for this year's final exam, which is always graded by how well your business does during the holiday season. In our October issue, we're going to focus our studies on the science of candle making. With these basics under your belt, you should be able to make a better candle. Although every component of candle making does have a great deal of science behind it, the good news is that just having a basic understanding can help. January We hope all of our friends had a safe and happy holiday season. From most reports, it seems as if most retailers and online companies were pleased with their holiday sales. At Candlewic, we're excited for and look forward to building off of the momentum many had in and to continuing to offer new and exciting products to our customers. The start of a new year always gets people excited to begin new projects, stick to their New Year's resolutions and build on what they may have already started. If you're a new reader, we're hoping that your New Year's resolution was to make high-quality candles. If you've just started researching candle making, you've probably found that it can be overwhelming at times. In this issue, we're going to take an unconventional approach and highlight some things you should NEVER do when making candles, if you plan to make the best candles possible. Some of these bad practices can lead to making a dangerous candle, whereas others will result in not making the best candle possible. Some of the information we're going to cover may seem like common sense if you have some experience making candles but to first timers it is not or they have not come across our site yet. Do Not Use Crayons to Dye Candles One of the first issues you may discover with DIY candle-making sites is that the site may tell you that it's possible to use crayons to dye your candles. Although this practice likely will not make a candle unsafe, it will result in a candle that will not burn very effectively. Crayons generally are colored using pigment dyes that have very small particulates. When used in a candle, they often will clog the wick and not allow the candle to burn properly. In most instances, as the candle burns, more of these particulates will clog the wick, ultimately drowning out the flame. When making a candle, there are more than different kinds of wicks to choose from. The manufacturer of the original candle likely chose the right wick for the wax he or she used based on the melting point of the wax, how much fragrance and color he or she added, as well as the diameter of the original candle. By blending the remnants of various candles, you will not know these key factors, causing you to guess what type of wick to use. If the wick is too large for the application, it will burn too hot and create a potential safety issue. It it's too small, it will burn a smaller circumference of the wax. Heating Pouring Pots Correctly A pouring pot is a very common item used in candle making. The pot is made of durable metal but should never be placed directly on a heat source and should only be used in a "double boiler" process.