How to Put Out a Candle Without Smoke


It’s always sad when a candle is burned out, but it’s more painful when you’ve put in a lot of dollars on the item and it smells as… it’s nothing. It’s difficult to remember that scented candles are made of wax, and thus they will melt if they become too hot.

In this post, we’re going to guide you on how to put out a scented candle with as little effort as it is possible. This article will begin with the easiest and quickest way to accomplish this, and then slowly progress to methods that might take more energy.

This is a good idea because even in the worst-case situation, you’ll be able to relax and have fun after you have snuffed out the candle.


The flame of a candle is exactly like the flame from gas stoves. It burns in a straight line and takes in oxygen in the path of its burning, creating carbon dioxide and water vapor. The gases rise to the top of the candle before being removed by fresh air entering from below.

If there’s no oxygen to burn, is the unburned wax? It simply cools off to become solid again. This is known as “wick exhaustion”; it happens when all of the wicks are destroyed by the heat of the flame.

Here are some tips to help you determine whether that candle has stopped burning:

The flame is lower than normal. This could happen because there’s too much candles wax or there isn’t enough wick.

The flame goes out completely The candle is completely out. You might need to trim the wick prior to when you light your candle again.

The flame is too high. If the candle is beginning to smoke or drips of wax, you’ll need to blow the flame out and trim your wick back to ensure that the flame is less.

The wick is turning black- As the flame burns down, it is absorbed by the wax, leaving a carbon deposit upon the wick. This is called a “carbonized” wick.

The flame color of a candle must be blue, with an orange tip. If it’s orange rather than blue, then the wick is too short or not trimmed enough. In the event that the flame gets too big and the wick is too long or has too much wax build-up surrounding it.

The flame’s tip must always point toward the upward direction and not towards the sides or downwards-facing since this can indicate a poor quality wick, or perhaps an open flame which could cause your candle to go out!


First, make sure you don’t blow it up!

There are a few reasons that blowing out a candle is not the ideal method to put it out. If the flame is sufficiently large, blowing on it can cause the wick to move, and cause an unevenly melted pool of wax surrounding the wick. This isn’t exactly what you want when trying to clean it up. If you blow too fast, it’s possible that your breath could change its form, and cause another little puff of air which could fan the flames instead of putting these out!

Another reason is that this method isn’t ideal If you breathe sufficiently hot (and let’s face it…it probably is) then there’s no assurance that it won’t cause condensation on surfaces nearby or items like books or curtains. It could result in problems with water when moisture gets into woodworking objects like tables or desks that are likely to be stored in close proximity in the dark hours of the day.


The most effective method to remove the candle is to shut out the supply of oxygen to the candle. This is done using a lid or candle snuffer. Use these tools to completely extinguish your candle before putting it away. Otherwise, it could start a fire. For large jar candles, make sure that the wick is immersed in the melting wax pool before re-centering and straightening.

Place the lid or incense snuffer to shut off oxygen.

Do not blow on the flame of a candle to blow it out, even if you think you’re taking care. The wax around the wick will start melting and pouring down onto any part that’s not protected by your hand. It’ll also spread scented wax over your face and hands–a big no-no for people who want to smell good and not look like a smoldering candle!

The best method for putting candles that smell of candles is by covering them with lids or snuffers right away they start to burn. Then simply wait until they have cooled before removing them again in case you end up getting melted wax drips onto your furniture or tabletop!

Continue to hold it until the flame has gone completely out.

Make sure you hold your candle near the wick and allow it to burn completely. Wax that drips onto the lid or base may result in soot accumulation that will cause your candle to burn unevenly, and could cause wick misalignment.

For larger jar candles, place the wick in the pool of melted wax for a couple of seconds before straightening and re-centering it.

This will help prevent the wax from getting hard and make the removal of the candle out of its holder difficult. Also, it will slow down how quickly your candle burns through its fuel sources so you won’t need to replace it as frequently.

The last step is to put out the flame by pouring the glass or bowl that has been filled with water for approximately thirty minutes. This is for two reasons: firstly, it prevents any leftover heat from creating damage to surfaces around it, and, secondly, in the event that wax spills onto the carpet or tablecloth (which is not often) it is easily cleaned up using paper towels that have been dipped into the water. There is no need to scrub!

Clean up any soot that has accumulated on the glass’s edge containers by wiping them clean with water.

Clean the wax from the inside of the glass container with the help of a towel or paper, which will help prevent soot buildup along the bottom edge of your candle.

If you’ve got leftover wax in your container you can use it to make new candles or pour it into molds to create different designs (such as hearts).

After all wax residue has been removed, wash any soot off of the glass vessel by wiping down its outside surface with a damp towel until it sparkles again!

Be careful not to blow out your candles to put them out!

When you blow on candles, hot wax is scattered, which can make your furniture and yourself burn. It’s not the correct method of extinguishing a flame. Instead, use its lid or a wick snuffer (a small tool made of metal with an angled end) to put it out properly.


In conclusion, follow the directions on the container of your candle. Most likely, this will need you to blow to extinguish the burning flame. However, most manufacturers will offer tips and tricks to extinguish a pillar candle or votive also. Whatever the case, keep in mind that safety is the most important element here. Slow down and figure out what is best for your specific candle, and don’t leave a candle burning without supervision.