Ribbonwick Candles


#1

#2

Does anyone have an opinion on these candles? My main concern is the icky black smoke that seems to be leave a film on everything after I burn a candle in my home. Any suggestions? Oh, by the way, I trim the wick often.


#3

I’ve heard soy candles don’t leave that black stuff all over. Sorry, I don’t know anything about these candles.


#4

I thought that was because the wick was too long…

Yep


#5

Unfortunately I do not know about these specifically. But in general the softer the wax and the more scents added, the more soot will be produced by a candle.

If you want to “test” a candle, then clean off your tv screen and then light a candle in front of the tv with the tv on. The electrostatic effect will attract the soot to the screen. After a little while just wipe off the screen again and see if it’s acceptable or not.


#6

Wouldn’t that require a good old-fashioned tube TV to work properly?


#7

yup.


#8

Is it me or do those pictures make it look like you’d be presenting caterpillars on fire?


#9

Cargobroom…I was thinking nearly the same thing, except more flaming worm action than caterpillar. I can’t type the complete thought that ran through my mind when I looked at the first picture, but it started “What the ****???”


#10

Thank Cthulu I’m not the only one…


#11

Soy and beeswax candle don’t typically leave soot unless they have additives. The soot is carbonized petroleum products (oils) that are incompletely burned.

That stuff gets in your lungs, btw.

A little is ok, but if you regularly burn candles, consider switching to beeswax with cotton wick.

as for testing: http://www.satra.co.uk/spotlight/article_view.php?id=368


#12

Yes! That’s EXACTLY what I thought too.


#13

I ordered two of them and have not been disappointed! They burn nice and slow and leave very little soot! And when I blow them out, they do not continue to smoke like other “single” wick candles do. There is a little of course, but not much. I was so impressed with them I even ordered a third!