Candle and Candle Wax Cleaning Tips

February 13th, 2008 by Jeannine C

Some folks are hesitant to enjoy the candles because Cleaning Tips For Melting Candlesof worries about cleaning candles or candle wax from various surfaces  like candle holders, table cloths or carpeting.  I’ve gathered some ideas from sites like Lifehacker.com and DoItYourself.com to help you enjoy your candles without worry.

Removing nicks from candles – Improve the look of dusty or nicked candles with an old pair of pantyhose.  Using the hose like a glove, simply rub out the problem. 

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Have a Dog Lover On Your Christmas Gift List? Dog Shaped Candles Make Great Christmas Gifts for Dog Lovers

December 3rd, 2007 by Jeannine C

I love our dogs, so I’m always on the lookout for gifts for dog lovers.  One of the coolest items I’ve found are dog shaped candles from DiscountCandleShop.com.  These candles are about the size of a small book standing on end, with a 3D relief of each Chihuahua dog shaped candles from DiscountCandleShop make unique gifts for dog lovers animal emerging from one size.  In addition to perfectly matching the shape of the canine’s head, the candle is in full color, showing the beautiful lines of each dog’s fur and coloring.  If you have are searching for Yorkshire Terrier gifts or Chihuahua gifts, these items are the perfect Christmas candle gift – and you can be sure they won’t get a duplicate!

Ears alert, tiny nose peaking out, the Chihuahua candle is a great example.  The candle is 4 inches tall, three inches in length, and just over three inches deep.  My favorite features of this candle are the cute little eyes and the hint of a smile on this sweet creature’s face.  I get the same feeling looking at the Beagle candle, with his sweet little head cocked to one side, floppy ears draped against his neck, white snout surrounded by brown fur that looks so soft you’ll want to pet them.

The Boxer candle, complete with furrowed brow and droopy lips, reflects the playful personality of this regal breed.  The Golden Retriever candle captures this animal’s very soul, with soft eyes, alert brow, and even a hint of his tongue emerging from his mouth.

Other breeds available include German Shepherds, Poodles, and Rottweilers.  There are also candles shaped like other animals, like Orca whales, elephants, and koala bears.  The candles are less than $20 and are unscented.  I checked, and the company made sure they had a great supply in stock for the holidays, because as Christmas candle gifts, these are one of their most popular items.

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Keep Candle Safety a Top Priority

November 22nd, 2007 by Jeannine C

Once, while visiting a friend, we happened to glance at a candle burning on her piano just as the flame touched a dried Assorted Candles - Warm Colors flower wall hanging immediately above. Instantly it caught fire, but fortunately we put it out within seconds. The lesson here is to be very aware of your candle’s flame, keeping it a safe distance from flammable objects. Since we want to make sure that you always enjoy candles safely, here are some candle safety tips to keep in mind.

The most important thing is to never leave a burning candle unattended. Even with a jar candle the flame can reach above the top of the jar. If you are enjoying a scented candle, just light it in the room you plan to spend the most time in. Though it may be more romantic with candlelight in your bedroom, keep things safe by extinguishing that flame before going to sleep.

Put your candles in a candle holder that will not easily tip, and place the candle and holder on a solid, heat resistant surface. Choose a place out of the reach of pets and children, so the candle cannot be accidentally knocked over. Make sure flammable objects, like lampshades or curtains, are at least 3 feet away.

Keep the wick of your candle trimmed to about ¼ inch. This will prevent excessive smoking from the wick, so you can enjoy the beautiful scent rather than anything else!

Finally, when the candle is only ½ inch tall or deep, or the container cracks, it is time to say goodbye to that one. Better to start burning a new candle than take any chances.

Enjoyed safely, candles add color and beauty to our lives. By following these simple candle safety ideas, candles can be part of your life forever.

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