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BLACK SMOKE COMES FROM MY CANDLE! UGH!

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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,...

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