How to Make Your Candles Last Longer

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You love candles but the problem is that they don't last very long. Buying scented, decorative, and just dinner candles can get expensive. Well there is a way to increase their mileage. Read on to learn how to make your candles last longer.

Things You'll Need

  • Candle off course
  • Lighter or matches
  • Table salt
  • Candle stand
  • You will need to light it first. The wax must be liquid in order for this to work.

  • As the wax begins to melt, wait until a pool gathers beneath the wick.

  • If you have a long, narrow candle, wait until the pointed tip becomes more flat, then put the candle out.

  • Pour a small amount of table salt into the melted wax around the wick. You will need to do this quickly so that the salt can mix in with the wax, and won't just sit on the surface.

  • Light your candle again and you will notice that the rate at which the candle burns will be significantly longer.

Tips & Warnings

  • There is a risk of burning your fingers if you use step 6 directly.
  • Candles as they burn should not be left un-supervised
  • If you feel an itchy sensation in your eye don't scratch you could have salt in your fingers that might irritate your eyes.
  • There is a cracking sound as the candle burns with the salt. I hope it never irritates you.
  • If you get bored after this entire example avoid don't start playing with matchboxes friendly caused fires break marriages.

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