Why Some Candles Smoke - Pour & Penchant

Why Some Candles Smoke

Most candles, especially those made from paraffin wax, can produce smoke when burned. The smoke is a byproduct of incomplete combustion and is often more noticeable with lower-quality candles. Pour & Penchant multi-wick scented candles are designed to eliminate smoke and soot.

Candles made from coconut-apricot wax, beeswax, or vegetable-based waxes produce less smoke than paraffin candles. Additionally, candles with cotton wicks are preferred over those with metal or lead-core wicks, as metal wicks can contribute to increased smoke.

Proper candle care and maintenance also play a role in reducing smoke. Trim the wick to 1/4 inch before lighting the candle, and avoid burning candles in drafts or for extended periods to minimize soot and smoke. If you want a clean and smoke-free option, consider choosing candles made from cleaner-burning materials and following proper burning practices.

Pour & Penchant scented candles are hand poured in Buffalo, NY using all-natural coconut and apricot wax, cotton core wicks, and clean burning fragrance oils.

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