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How to Make a Candle Burn More Slowly

Watch more Home Decor & Lighting videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Make a candle burn more slowly following these tips for a longer-lasting glow. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Choose a candle Choose a candle with a regular shape, such as a cylinder or sphere, preferably with multiple wicks. These burn more evenly and waste less wax. Step 2: Refrigerate the candle Refrigerate the candle for at least one hour prior to lighting to slow the heating of the wax. Step 3: Place in a draft-free area Place the candle in a draft-free area to limit uneven melting. Tip Avoid burning candles on windowsills or near anything flammable. Step 4: Read instructions Read any instructions for burning that may have come with your candle. Step 5: Trim the wick Trim the candle's wick to ?-inch with scissors or nail clippers prior to each use to reduce smoking and increase oxygen flow to the candle flame Step 6: Limit burning time Limit the amount of time you leave a candle burning. Burn time should be two to four hours depending on the candle size. Tip Allow the candle wax to melt all the way across the candle -- not just a small pool in the center -- before extinguishing the flame. Step 7: Use a snuff Use a candle snuff to extinguish your candle. Store it in a cool, dark, dry place when not in use. Did You Know? In India, candles were originally made by boiling the fruit of the cinnamon tree.
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