Four common candle tools and how to use them

September 1, 2021

Whether you are a total candle connoisseur or just beginning your candle collection, we want you to get the most out of your candle purchase. These common candle tools not only extend the life of your candles, they can improve the fragrance and overall burn performance, too.

1. Wick Trimmers

The ideal wick length is ¼ – ½ inch, and trimming the wick to that length at purchase and beyond is always recommended. A wick that is too long will cause excess smoke and sooting, plus excess wick debris to collect at the top of the wick, not fun and not safe.  An untrimmed can also cause the candle to burn too hot, which can affect the fragrance and cause your candle to burn up faster than necessary.

The long handle of this popular candle accessory allows you to easily reach the wick at the bottom of the candles, and the cleverly designed trimmers not only clip the burned wick debris, but they also collect it for easy retrieval. Awkward scissor wick trimming, be gone!

2. Candle Snuffers

Candles smell great, but that smoke after you blow them out…not so great. Blowing out candles without any tool can cause excess smoke, a strong burnt aroma, plus can cause the hot wax to blow out of the vessel and onto your wall or candle surface.

Snuffers allow you to extinguish taller candles such as tapers and pillars while eliminating the chance of blowing hot wax all over the place.

The Candle snuffers have been used for centuries for extinguishing candle flames. The cone-shaped top keeps air away from the flame which causes it to extinguish. Candle snuffers can be used for all types of candles: scented container candles, tapers, and pillars. We recommend snuffers that “dangle” so that you can extinguish them from any angle.

3. Wick Dippers

When the wick is tilted, we can use the wick dipper to adjust the wick.  And this simply brilliant and easy-to-use tool provides a smoke-free, cleaner option for extinguishing your candles. Simply dip the lit wick into the melted wax pool, and voila! The flame is extinguished without the hassle of smoke and rogue candle debris.

4. Candle Tray

The surface of the tray is for mirror plating with shiny smooth, one molding. The Interior is stainless steel. The oval-shaped design makes the tray simple yet beautiful. The trimmer, snuffer, dipper, and lighter can be held together by the tray for durable use and convenience. It also can be used as a jewelry plate, tool plate, aroma candle tray, ornaments, dish plate, towel tray, candle wax tray.