Don't you hate the ugly, burnt-out candle wick bloom that flakes into your candle and the terrible smell after you blow out a candle? Here are 2 easy fixes to those problems.
Easy fix to problem #1 came from Harry Slatkin when he was a guest on The Martha Stewart Show years ago. The images below are self explanatory. All it takes is a gentle swipe with a dry paper towel and voila you have a fresh, clean wick. Be careful not to break your wick.
The solution to problem # 2 is the Wick Dipper. It's a funny name for a very useful product. I took pics of the box to explain its use. I picked this item up in a gift shop out of curiosity and when I saw its purpose I knew I had to buy it. I think if you can't find this product that any long metal object will also do the job but it might not look as fancy. I give the Wick Dipper two thumbs up.