Why does salt make candles burn longer?

Salt makes candles burn longer because it raises the melting point of the wax melt pool. The candle will require just a little more heat to burn resulting in a longer time. Sprinkle just a dash into the wax melt pool.

Homemade wicks are made by soaking the cotton core in a saltwater mixture as a flame retardant.

Too much salt will clog a candle wick. A candle wax fire can be put out with salt.

Sharron Gimik
Sharron Gimik

Sharron is the founder and creator of Homestead Sparkle, Down Home Wicks, Bundt Cake Admiration, and Timbers Cove. She loves crafts of all kinds and started as a candle maker. She loves to bake and collect decorative cake pans too.

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