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BLACK SMOKE COMES FROM MY CANDLE! UGH!

Lola Ajayi

Tags BLACK SMOKE, CANDLE, SOOT

BLACK SMOKE COMES FROM MY CANDLE! UGH!

HELP! All my candles turn black! You may notice that the wall near a candle has black smudges or that the candle holder is clouded with black residue. What you're seeing is soot, and while some amount is natural, heavy amounts of black smoke and soot are a concern and can be prevented. Why does soot happen? Small amounts of smoke and soot are natural parts of the burning process. In a candle, the wax is the fuel and the wick is the fuel-delivery system. With well-made, properly maintained, and natural wax candles, the soot and smoke will be minimal,...


What I HATE about expensive candles

Lola Ajayi

Tags blog, CANDLES, CANDLES HATE

What I HATE about expensive candles

Have you ever purchased a candle for a lot of money? Like upwards of $50 bucks? The excitement of how beautifully your newly acquired luxury candle will throw that perfect aroma throughout your home....dreams of waking up to the best scent ever....and you actually think you won the lottery because you got a discount on that designer brand. So, you get home. You light it. You wait about an hour. NOTHING. Wait another hour. NOTHING. Check the candle. Maybe the flame is too low. Blow it out. Wait for the wax to harden. Re-light it. Wait an hour. NOTHING. Where...