Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Broken Hill, Australia
    Posts
    25

    Default Sharing: Beeswax Maintenance Tips

    Hi Guys, I thought we could share our beeswax maintenance tips so everyone can benefit from them.

    My tips below to get it started:

    1. Keep the candle(s) out of a draft to ensure it burns longer and doesn't drip
    2. Refrigerate the candle(s) for an hour or so prior to burning to prolong its life
    3. Keep the wick of your candle trimmed to 4 - 7 mm
    4. Never straighten the wick when it is cold, always wait until the candle is burning and use a non-flammable device to adjust the wick to a central position
    5. Never blow out your candle, the wick should be drowned in its own pool of liquid wax using a pencil or similar device, and then lift out again
    6. Trim the wick before relighting your candle


    Bright Eyes
    Last edited by Bright Eyes; 02-07-2012 at 06:35 AM. Reason: Adding tags

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Broken Hill, Australia
    Posts
    25

    Default Re: Sharing: Beeswax Maintenance Tips

    Anyone with tips to share?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Battle Ground , Washington, USA
    Posts
    765

    Default Re: Sharing: Beeswax Maintenance Tips

    Never heard of cooling your candle before burning, how much longer life would you get ? Is there a way to keep the bloom off my candles ?
    I'm not tense, Just terribly, terribly alert!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Outagamie County, Wisconsin USA
    Posts
    946

    Default Re: Sharing: Beeswax Maintenance Tips

    Some people like the bloom look...... kind of like antique. Bloom can be easily removed with gentle use of a hair dryer.

    It's a surprise to see finger prints show up sometimes when the bloom appears! LOL

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Lyons, CO
    Posts
    3,046

    Default Re: Sharing: Beeswax Maintenance Tips

    Holy cow, seems like a lot of work!
    Bees, brews and fun
    in Lyons, CO

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Broken Hill, Australia
    Posts
    25

    Default Re: Sharing: Beeswax Maintenance Tips

    All depends on the candle size, but on average 1hr +/-

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads