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Using Your Candle Accessories

How to Use the Wick Trimmer:

  1. Ensure Safety: Before you begin, make sure that your candle is completely extinguished, and the wax has solidified. Using a wick trimmer on a lit or hot candle can be dangerous.
  2. Position the Wick Trimmer: Hold the wick trimmer with the curved end facing downward. Ensure that the trimmer is at a comfortable angle for your grip.
  3. Place the Trimmed End Over the Wick:Position the curved end of the wick trimmer over the top of the candle's wick. The goal is to trim the wick to the desired length, typically about 1/4 inch (6mm) above the surface of the wax.
  4. Trim the Wick: Gently squeeze the handles of the wick trimmer to bring the blades together. This will cut the wick at the desired length. Apply even pressure, and the trimmer should easily slice through the wick.
  5. Dispose of Trimmed Wick: Carefully remove the trimmer from the wick, holding the trimmed portion of the wick. Dispose of the trimmed wick in a suitable container or trash bin.
  6. Repeat as Needed: It's important to trim the wick each time before lighting your candle. Keeping the wick at the recommended length (about 1/4 inch) ensures a clean and even burn, preventing excessive smoking, soot, and mushrooming of the wick.
  7. Light Your Candle: Once you've trimmed the wick, you can safely light your candle. The trimmed wick will help the candle burn evenly and reduce the risk of flickering or uneven flames.

How to Use the Wick Dipper:

  1. Ensure Safety: Before you begin, make sure your candle is ready to be extinguished. Ensure that the wax has melted to the point where you want to extinguish the flame.
  2. Hold the Wick Dipper: Grasp the wick dipper by its handle, ensuring a comfortable grip.
  3. Extinguish the Flame: Carefully place the wick dipper's curved end into the melted wax pool on the surface of the candle. Submerge the wick completely in the melted wax.
  4. Hold for a Few Seconds: Allow the wick to stay submerged in the wax for a few seconds. This ensures the wick is thoroughly extinguished without any smoldering.
  5. Lift the Wick Dipper: Gently lift the wick dipper, taking care not to spill any wax. The wick should now be coated in the wax, preventing any smoke or soot from escaping.
  6. Inspect the Wick: Examine the wick to ensure it is fully coated in wax. This helps prevent smoldering and makes it easier to relight the candle in the future.
  7. Dispose of Any Excess Wax: If there's any excess wax on the wick dipper, gently tap it back into the melted wax pool on the surface of the candle to minimize waste and ensure the wick is well-coated.
  8. Enjoy the Clean Extinguishing: Your candle is now safely and cleanly extinguished. There should be minimal to no smoke, and the wick will be prepared for your next use.