How to Put Out a Candle Without Blowing It


A candle is a light source where the flame is enclosed in a wax-covered container and depends upon a hot wick for sustained combustion. The candle flame consists of an inner zone of combustion gas surrounded by an outer region of the oxidizing gas. Candle flames are typically blue because they contain soot, which has a high absorption at this wavelength. Today I will discuss how to put out a candle without blowing it. So let us get started.

How to Put Out a Candle Without Blowing It

Is It Dangerous to Put Out a Candle Via Blowing?

A candle generally defames itself as it burns down. However, there is a legend that putting out a lit candle by blowing on it can cause a fire. This turns out to be true in reverse: It is actually possible for a candle flame to burst into flames because of the suction produced by blowing air at it. So, when you blow on one candle, you may end up lighting other candles with which the first one is in contact.

Another way to put it is to blow out your birthday cake candles and ignite it! The danger of this accidental fireworks display increases with the number of candles extinguished at once – and the size of their wick/flame. Additionally, if enough oxygen is consumed, the flame can go out but leave behind a smolder that ignites on contact with oxygen. So even after they are extinguished, candles can still ignite.

So how does this phenomenon occur? Candles combust via a process known as oxidation, which requires both fuel (the candle wick) and oxygen. To keep a fire going, you must introduce more oxygen into a burning object than is consumed by its fuel. But as air in the vicinity of an ordinary candle gets used up, there will be competitors for what little oxygen remains: other combustibles in the area and any nearby flames from candles or fires in adjoining spaces.

Thus, you’ll succeed if you blow strongly enough at a lit candle to deprive it of enough oxygen to keep the fire going. But the candle flame will shortly spring back into life once air comes rushing back in! Blowing strongly (or sticking a pin in) is necessary because most candles have multiple wicks and flames at various heights from which they draw their oxygen supply. So if your breath cuts off one, it doesn’t mean all the others are extinguished.

Additionally, if you blow too hard on a candle, the resulting suction can pull surrounding combustibles in close enough for them to catch fire or be consumed by a nearby flame. This danger is present with many lit candles and increases as more are put out at once.

Put Out The Candle Via Blowing

How to Put Out a Candle Without Blowing It?

Not everyone knows, but candles can put themselves out; they require help from human hands first. After doing their duty by providing light and atmosphere, lighting a single lit candle in an otherwise dark area will immediately snuff itself out in mere seconds! You’d be amazed at what we humans take for granted these days, as most haven’t even realized such techniques exist!

The knowledge of how to make candles has been passed down over generations by candle families. However, now these families find themselves enslaved by the dwindling human population. This means the massive conspiracy to ensure candles never go out has failed.

The technique is simple- be ready with an open flame and a fast hand. The idea is that you must move in close enough to snuff out the wick before it burns away completely…an act that requires swift action, or all your hard work will be lost. The reason for this phenomenon is based on science! Flammable materials (such as wax) tend to extinguish themselves when their concentration becomes too small (or too thin).

I am trying to say here that a candle’s flame will always burn brightest at its base due to some natural conduction, combustion, and/or chemical reaction. This is why larger candles burn for longer than their smaller brethren, as the flame starts taller and tapers down towards its end. The wick acts like an off-switch to this flame by drawing away from the wax before it can completely combust, thus lowering the candle’s concentration of flammable material, an action that snuffs out the fire before it burns itself out.

That being said, some precautions must be taken when performing such a dangerous act! It is not advised to try this at home (unless you have good insurance), simply because it is easy to blow out the candle’s flame and cause more destruction than originally intended by grabbing too hard or moving in too close with your open flame!

Put Out A Candle Without Blowing

What is a Candle Snuffer?  

A candle snuffer is a metal device used to extinguish the flame of a burning candle. The typical candle snuffer features a round bottom with sides that flare up to form an open-top and often has handles so it can be easily “cupped” in hand.

How to Use a Candle Snuffer?  Extinguishing your candles with one is easy–follow these steps: 1. Place the candle on something fire-resistant like metal or glass that won’t burn if it gets too hot, or put out all other sources of flames, including those from cigarettes, lighters, etc. 2. Hold your snuffer over the wick (not touching) until there’s no more smoke coming from it, then immediately place the snuffer over the flame to extinguish it.

What are the Different Types of Candle Snuffers?  

There are two main types of snuffers– those that use friction and those that use heat. Friction. This type of lighter uses small pieces of sandstone to accomplish its job. In addition, they often feature built-in handles, so you don’t need to hold them for long periods of time. Using one is simple: turn your lighter upside down over the burning wick, then squeeze down on both sides (using equal force) until it snaps shut around the flame. After that, let go, and the snuffer will do its job.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Put Out a Candle by Covering It?

Yes, you can put out a candle by covering it. It is important to note that the candle’s wick must also be covered. To put out a candle, you will need water or sand to extinguish the flame on the wick. For both cases, use a spoon or your fingers so that there is no chance of accidentally burning yourself while extinguishing the flame.

Candle's Wick Must Also Be Covered

Why Do You Have to Cut the Wick of a Candle?

This is because the wick needs to be kept in contact with the flame so that it can burn. If you don’t cut the wick, the candle will not produce enough heat, and your candles will go out before they have a chance to melt any wax.

Are You Supposed to Dump the Wax Out of Candles?

No, it is not a good idea to dump the wax out of candles. This is because when you dump the wax out of candles, there will be no wick left in them, which may cause fire hazards or serious burns.

Many other things can go wrong if you don’t follow proper candle-making techniques. For example, the wax might harden on top of the glass container and ruin your design.

Are Ikea Candles Toxic?

Ikea candles are safe for use in the home and do not contain any toxic substances. The Ikea candles are made of natural wax and cotton wicks, which are good for burning indoors. The company has very stringent standards for its products and tests them against chemicals like lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic before releasing them to market.

Furthermore, the Ikea candles come with a lifetime warranty, which means if you find that there is something wrong with your candle after purchase, you can return it free of charge to get a replacement or refund.

Is It Better to Burn a Candle or Use a Warmer?

It is better to use a warmer because it gives off more heat. Candles are great for ambiance and aromatherapy, but the wax can drip onto furniture or curtains.

Wax Can Drip Onto Furniture


I hope you have learned the process of how to put out a candle without blowing it from this article. Thank you, and have a nice day!

Jennifer Branett
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