Beitrag Candle time - long pleasure from the glow of light

Candle time - long pleasure from the glow of light

The raw material used to make candles influences the price, burning behaviour, smell and lifespan. Those who prefer very cheap goods usually get a product made of paraffin - a by-product of petroleum processing. To mask the unpleasant smell, natural raw materials are often added. This increases the price but also the quality. Candles made of pure stearin or beeswax are recommended.

The raw material used to make candles influences the price, burning behaviour, smell and lifespan. Those who prefer very cheap goods usually get a product made of paraffin - a by-product of petroleum processing. To mask the unpleasant smell, natural raw materials are often added. This increases the price but also the quality. Candles made of pure stearin or beeswax are recommended.

Substances that are hazardous to health can be released via paints, varnishes and fragrances. Those who are sensitive to chemicals may suffer particularly badly from headaches, watery eyes, skin irritation or even nausea. Those who suffer from asthma should avoid cheap products, colourful fragrances or richly decorated figurine candles. Bad surprises can often be avoided by sniffing the candles before buying.

Products that have been awarded the "RAL Quality Mark Candles" guarantee that they are made of raw materials, colours and lacquers that are low in pollutants and therefore emit less soot.

In order to enjoy the light of the candles for a long time, follow these tips:  

  • Thick candles should have several wicks. This way the candles burn evenly.        
  • Self-extinguishing candles reduce the risk of fire and are especially recommended for dry arrangements.        
  • Always place candles on a fireproof base.    
  • Attach fir, ribbon, dry accessories or paper at a sufficient distance from the candle. Draughts and excessively warm room temperatures cause candles to flicker and burn down more quickly. Always leave candles burning until the top layer of wax has melted. A low wick flickers, soots and dies.    
  • Thickenings at the tip of the wick also cause sooting. If they fall off, they may clog the wick. The flame then remains small or flickers.
  • Candles that are too close together heat each other up. They drip or bend.    Depending on the diameter of the candle, the distance should be 10 - 15 cm.     
  • Extinguishing the candle should always be done by dipping the burning wick into the liquid wax and then straightening it.    
  • Hollow burnt-out candles can always be used again if a tea light is placed inside.    
  • Because curiosity promotes the urge to discover, always supervise children and point out the dangers depending on their age.        
  • Candles consume oxygen, so always provide fresh air after extinguishing them.    

If you tend to forget to extinguish the candle or fall asleep with a burning candle, it is better to use wax candles with LEDs!


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