A customer came in a couple of months ago and was quite upset that she was getting a lot of soot from her B Factory glass votive holder. Not gonna lie, we were slightly abashed that we didn't already know the answer!
So we decided to do a bit of testing to find out why her glass candle holder suddenly turned black with soot in the first place. And here's what we learned...
The best way to avoid getting soot on glass votive holders
Turns out, getting a soot-free glass votive holder – or any other glass candle jar for that matter – can be achieved by following this one simple rule: ALWAYS TRIM YOUR WICKS.
If you keep your candle wick trimmed to 1/4", the wick burns with the right amount of fuel and does not leave any soot on the glass.
To see the difference, check out the photo below. We kept the wick on the left trimmed, and on the right, we left the wick alone. If you want to keep your candle lit, then blow (or snuff) it out from time to time to trim it. Then simply re-light.
Now, if time gets the better of you and you forget, or if you just learned something new and you have a bunch of sooty votive glass holders lying around, then stay tuned for tips and tricks on how to wash the soot off your glass candle holders and jars.
In the meantime, we invite you to discover B Factory's eco-friendly selection of hand-poured beeswax votive candles made using locally sourced 100% pure beeswax.