3 Must-have Candle Tools and How to Use Them

If you've ever purchased a candle, this post is for you! Whether you're a candle connoisseur or a novice starting off your candle collection, us gals here at arôme want to make sure you get the most out of your candle purchase. When used correctly, these common candle tools not only extend the life of your beloved candle. they can also improve the fragrance and overall burn performance, too. So for the uninformed, we've put together a quick list for you to learn how to use each one and discover the benefits they provide to your overall candle burning experience.

  

WICK TRIMMERS

Trim your wicks, people! The ideal length for any wick is 1/4 - 1/2 inch, and trimming the wick to this length at purchase (and beyond) is always recommended. When a wick is too long it can cause excess smoke and sooting, and while wooden wicks do not collect excess debris at the top of the wick, this is still not fun and not safe. A wick left untrimmed can also cause the candle to burn too hot, which can affect the fragrance and cause your candle to burn much faster than you want. 

How to use:

The long handle of this accessory allows you to easily reach the wick at the bottom of the candle. Plus the cleverly-designed trimmers not only clip the burned wick debris, they also collect it for easy retrieval. Goodbye awkward scissor wick trimming! 

 

CANDLE SNUFFERS

Candle snuffers are the OG candle tools that have been used for centuries to extinguish candle flames, and we like to keep it classy here at arôme. Snuffers allow you to extinguish candles while eliminating the chance of blowing hot wax all over the place. And yes, this does happen. 

How to use:

The cone shaped top of the snuffer keeps air away from the flame, which causes it to extinguish. We recommend candle snuffers that dangle so you can extinguish your candle from any angle. 

 

SAFETY MATCHES

There are countless options for you to light your candle, but safety matches are by far our fav. A safety match is specifically designed to ignite only when struck on the side of the matchbox. Ultimately making it inherently safer than strike anywhere matches or a matchbook that keeps the striker in contact with the matches. 

How to use:

It's simple, use as you would any other match when striking. We suggest opting for safety matches that are at least 4" long. This makes it easier to light candles that have burned down a few inches into the candle vessel. Plus they make cute accessories to your candle set-up if you put them in a clear vessel. Safety first, kiddos!