Candle Care Tips 101

Taking care of candles is an essential part of candle ownership. Proper maintenance can prolong the life of your candle and ensure that you get the most out of each burn. Here are some tips for taking care of your candles:

  1. Trim the wick: Before each burn, it's important to trim the wick to about 1/4 inch. This will prevent the flame from becoming too large and causing soot to form on the jar or walls.

  2. Burn time: Candles should be burned for no longer than 4 hours at a time. This will ensure that the wax pool is not too deep and will prevent tunneling, which is when the wax around the wick burns down leaving the middle unused.

  3. Keep the wax pool even: After each burn, let the wax harden and then gently level the wax pool to prevent the wick from becoming buried and difficult to light.

  4. Avoid drafty areas: Keep candles away from windows, vents, and fans to prevent the flame from flicking, which can cause soot to form on the jar or walls.

  5. Store properly: When not in use, store candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This will prevent the wax from melting and will also maintain the fragrance of the candle.

  6. Don't leave candles unattended: Always keep an eye on candles while they are burning, and never leave them unattended.

  7. Use a candle snuffer: To extinguish the flame, use a candle snuffer instead of blowing it out. This will prevent hot wax from splattering and will also reduce the risk of soot buildup.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your candles last as long as possible and give you the best possible experience with each burn. So go ahead, light up your candles, and enjoy!

    Written by Farlan Williams

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