How to Keep Candles Burning Longer

This tip will help keep your candles in better shape and burning longer.


You might be dining by candlelight over the holidays.  As beautiful as they are to grace your table, the only drawback is how messy those candles can become after a short time.  However, I have a tip to help solve the problem of excessive dripping to help those candles burning longer.

Start the night before by soaking your candles in a flat pan that can hold enough water to cover them (about two cups).  What you need to do is add two tablespoons of ordinary table salt and keep the candles soaking until the next night.  Resist the urge to take them out of the treated water too soon because the salt solution process needs an entire day for it to penetrate the wax that causes it to develop a protective coating, which helps candles burning longer.

Make sure to thoroughly dry the candles first before attempting to light them.  If you try this little household solution I have for candles burning longer, you will be shocked at that amount of extra time you gain preserving them and how much more neatly the candles will burn!



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