Blowing out a candle can cause smoke and soot, and can also blow the wax around creating pits. The proper way to extinguish is to snuff the candle out. This bell shaped oscillating snuffer has a long arm to extinguish any candle. This is one of the proper ways to extinguish your candle and will enhance the life and appearance of your candle. Be sure to drop the bell low enough over the wick to just touch the wax.