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Is there a correct way to blow out a candle?

We've all done it. We're getting ready to blow out our birthday candles or to snuff out a candle that's been burning for too long, and somehow—somewhere along the way—we manage to mess it up. Instead of extinguishing the flame with a neat little puff, we end up sending hot wax flying in every direction and cursing ourselves for not knowing how to do it correctly. Well, friends, today is your lucky day. I'm here to teach you the right way to blow out a candle so that you don't have to feel like an idiot anymore.

Please don't be that person who just blows out their candle. It's not only bad for the candle, but it's also bad for your lungs. When you blow out a candle, all of the soot and smoke go right into your face (and your lungs).

Instead, candle care starts with extinguishing your candle the right way. The best way to do this is with a wick dipper. A wick dipper is a small tool that you can use to dip the wick of your candle into the melted wax. This will help eliminate smoke, and prep the wick for your next burn.

Why is there no smoke when you dip your wick into the wax?

When you dip the wick of your candle into the melted wax, the heat from the wax melts the wick. This forms a seal that prevents oxygen from reaching the flame, which eliminates smoke.

Not only is this method of extinguishing your candle better for your candle, but it's also better for you. No more blowing!

It's not just about the smoke.

Doesn't it annoy you when you blow out your candle and now all you smell is smoke? When you snuff your candle with a wax dipper, you're also getting the most out of your hot throw. Because you didn't allow smoke to scatter across your room, you can now enjoy your favorite scent until it fully cools and hardens. This trick alone can extend the lifespan of your candle. This means not waisting your money by extending overall burn time of the product.

So there you have it, the definitive guide to blowing out your candle. If you’re still having trouble or want to show off your skills to all of us, be sure to share your tips in the comments below!

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