Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Scented Candle Wicks - Mushrooming

One of the main problems that interferes with the scent throw of a scented candle is something called "mushrooming". This is the formation of carbon dioxide that builds up at the end of the wick and interferes with the combustion. This happens because the wick becomes clogged. This carbon formation causes soot and an odor of burning.

In order to reduce mushrooming it is best to have a candle with a non-cored wick. This type of wick is less likely than a cored wick to become clogged. Non-cored wicks produce a cleaner burn and will not interfere with the scent throw of the candle.

2 comments:

Carey said...

I agree with you. It happens to me a lot. I buy a kinds of candle. Wow, I didn't know there was science involved in this. I always thought candles did that all the time. Thanks for the information.

Joey said...

I agree with you. It happens to me a lot. I buy all kinds of canle. Wow, I didn't know there was science involved in this. I always thought candles did that all the time. Thanks for the information.