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Candle Care 101: Essential Tips for Optimal Burn and Safety

Candle Care 101: Essential Tips for Optimal Burn and Safety

  • Patricia Buxton
  • Jun, 22 , 23

We are committed to not only providing you with high-quality candles but also ensuring your safety and optimizing your candle-burning experience. With that in mind, we would like to share some essential tips for candle care that will help you achieve optimal burn and ensure a safe environment.

      1. Trim the Wick: Before lighting your candle, always remember to trim the wick to approximately 1/4 inch. This helps prevent excessive flickering, sooting, and uneven burning. A trimmed wick promotes a steady flame and minimizes smoke.

      2. Create a Full Wax Pool: To ensure an even burn and prevent tunneling, allow your candle to achieve a full wax pool on the first burn. This means letting the melted wax reach the edges of the container. It may take one to two hours for larger candles, but the result will be a longer-lasting and more consistent burn throughout the candle's lifespan.

      3. Burn in Intervals: It's best to burn your candle for 2-3 hours at a time. This prevents the wax from overheating and extends the life of your candle. After burning, let the candle cool and solidify before relighting. Avoid burning for extended periods, as this may cause the container to overheat or become too hot to handle.

      4. Keep Away from Drafts: Ensure your candle is placed on a stable and heat-resistant surface away from any drafts, fans, open windows, or air conditioning units. Drafts can cause uneven burning, excess smoke, and may even lead to accidents. Keep the candle away from flammable materials and out of the reach of children and pets.

      5. Extinguish Safely: When extinguishing your candle, avoid blowing it out, as this can cause hot wax to splatter. Instead, use a candle snuffer or gently dip the wick into the melted wax, then straighten it up again. This minimizes smoke and prevents the wick from drifting off-center.

      6. Storage: Store your candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Excessive heat can cause the wax to soften or melt, affecting the candle's performance and appearance.

      7. Enjoy Responsibly: While our candles are designed to create a relaxing atmosphere, it's important to remember that they should never be left unattended. Always extinguish your candle before leaving the room or going to sleep.

By following these simple tips, you can maximize the burn time of your candles, maintain a safe environment, and enjoy the full sensory experience they offer.


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