Candle Snuffer 13"
A Candle Snuffer 13in. is a ten inch long tool with a hinged bell shape attached to a handle. There are a couple of purposes for a Candle Snuffer 13in, the most common use in being to snuff out candles. Another use that the Candle Snuffer 13in. can be used for is to snuff out incense cones without a mess of ash. Most Candle Snuffers are mad of brass, pewter and occassionaly iron. There are some that are made out of a resin that is resistant to heat.
The Candle Snuffer is a tool from a time when it took multiple candles to light a room, and the only reason that you would have had a Candle Snuffer 13in. is just to put those candles out without worrying about spilling wax.
The Candle Snuffer 13in has a more specific use when being part of a witch's tool set, those who practice candle rituals generally use a Candle Snuffer to signal the end of the ritual. Some people who practice candle magic are strongly against the idea of blowing out a candle as that can be a way of disrupting the spellwork. Another reason that some would use the Candle Snuffer 13in is the belief that using air to extinguish the candle is disrectful to the element of fire.
It is considered to be safer on a physical level to use a Candle Snuffer rather then leaning towards the candle to blow it out. While most witches will rebel one way or another when being told what to do, using items that have been used by our elders is usually a common practice. For those who use jar candles or have the candle on a shelf, the Candle Snuffer 13in could be a great idea to easily snuff the flame when your workings are finished.
This makes a wonderful gift for anyone that loves candles. This can be used in any ritual, ceremony, blessing or any practice that includes any candles.