Asked by: Devorah Berruga
asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st February, 2020

What causes black soot from candles?

Soot from a candle is caused when there is incomplete combustion of the fuel. Incomplete combustion can be caused by a number of different factors. Burning candles near air vents, fans, or open windows will cause your candle to produce soot. When a breeze causes the candle flame to bounce around, its size changes.

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Accordingly, is black soot from candles dangerous?

MYTH: Candle soot can be harmful. The small amount of soot produced by a candle is the natural byproduct of incomplete combustion and is not considered a health concern.

Similarly, do all candles produce soot? Candle Flames, wood burning fire places, all have incomplete combustion which produce soot, but the good news is it is not the toxic black petro carbon soot that you find in petroleum based candles. There are some things you can do to radically limit the amount of soot produced from the candle flame itself.

Considering this, why do my candles turn black?

BLACK SOOT If the black goes down the entire length of the candle it means your working has been blocked and there are still things preventing you for attaining your desired result. If the soot is at the bottom of the candle it is a warning that negative influences are being sent to you.

How do you stop soot from candles?

Get in the habit of trimming wicks to ¼ inch to reduce the release of soot. Make sure your candle burns low and even for a cleaner burn. Use a snuffer to extinguish the flame, which will reduce the emission of black smoke. Open windows regularly to ventilate your home and avoid a mold or soot problem.

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