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How to Start Using Beeswax Candles

Have you burned beeswax candles yet? Recently I wondered about what I would say if someone asked me how to start using beeswax candles. I had think back to when I first burned beeswax candles myself.

One of the most important things to consider when you burn beeswax candles is how long will you likely burn your candle for. Do you tend to light a candle and burn it 15 minutes or so and then put it out? Or do you light a candle and burn it for a long time in the evening, maybe several hours? Very different candles are suited for these two ways of burning candles. You may like to burn candles both for a long time and occasionally only for a short time. So ideally you would have two kinds of candles.

If you like to burn candles a short time I suggest you go to this link with various articles on candlesticks. This blog with candlestick maintenance will help too. Candlesticks need different maintenance than say pillars or tealights.

If you like to burn candles and enjoy them for several hours I suggest that you check out these links.

Beeswax Tealight Candles – Things to Know

Beeswax Votive Candles – Things to Know

10 Best Tips to Burn Your Beeswax Pillar

Once you have decided which candle best suits your style, you need to be sure you have the right candle holder. We have some suggestions of simple candle holders that we know will work.

Candle Holder Suggestions for your Beeswax Candles

So you’ve figured out which candle works for you and you’ve got your candle holder. You have read all about the candle maintenance of your perfect candle. You are ready to go. Do not neglect the last step when you read about candle maintenance - putting your candle out. We do not recommend blowing them out. The wick will smolder and smoke. For pillars and votives - dunk them and use a snuffer for a candlestick.

Most of all we want you to enjoy burning gorgeous beeswax Honey Candles®. The candle makers in our shop make beeswax candles with care and love. We send them out into the world to come into your home to spread warmth and light. We think the quality of candles is a reflection of that caring.

Share if you love Marlie’s photo and this blog. Will it help you to start burning beeswax candles?

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Photo by Marlie Marchewka

Published By Pat Cattermole

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