Candles smell and look nice, but after burning and enjoying them it starts to become apparent their impact on our homes and interior décor.
How Candle Soot is Formed
How to Prevent Candle Soot
- Put Candle Cappers on Jar Candles
Jar candles usually produces more soot as the candle burns further down into the glass. If your jar candles have an opening of around 3 inches, you can buy caps, (they are less than $4). These simple candle accessories will separate the hot air that rises from the cooler air falling and this reduces the turbulence in the jar.
- Trim or Cut the wicks
One of the easiest ways to prevent candles from producing soot is to cut or trim the wicks –it’s as simple as that.
- Buy only high-quality candles
Make sure to only buy good quality candles for the store or online. A candle of good quality is not necessarily the most expensive candle, but it is very well made.
Of course, anyone can melt wax through a string and then call what they’ve done a candle. Is that a candle? Of course, it is. Will it burn? Sure, it will. Should you spend a penny of your money on such a candle? Surely not. One of the first things you could do is observe the brand of candles you already have and whichever of them produces the most soot, eliminate them from your list.