July 03, 2015

How to light a candle:

Believe it or not there is an art to lighting candles. As the weather gets cooler and cooler here is a little tip on ensuring that the candle wick generates enough heat to start the candle off with a nice strong flame.

Firstly I always use a bbq lighter instead of matches. You can point the flame (and therefore the heat) to exactly the spot you want to  -  the bottom of the wick. Just where the wick pokes out of the candle. This melts a little of the candle wax and gives fuel to the flame so it can be nice and strong to melt more wax.



This can be particularly important in winter when it is quite cool and especially with beeswax candles as beeswax has the highest melting point of all waxes used to make candles with. (65 degrees Celsius)

So invest in a bbq lighter (you can get refillable ones now) and point the flame at the junction of candle and wick. -  lighting candles has never been easier.