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Candle Care: Essential Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Candle

Candles have a reputation for creating the perfect ambiance and adding depth to any room or outdoor space. Here are five tips to maximize the your candlelight experience and help you make the most out of your candles.

Before Lighting

Trim Wicks

One of the most important candle care tips is to trim your wick. Untrimmed wicks create a large and unstable flame. Trimmed wicks allow for a clean burn and minimizes soot. 

Trim your wick to ⅛” to ¼”. Discard the remnants picked up by the wick trimmer and wipe clean after use.
Clean Candle
Clear the wax pool of any wick trimmings or debris to ensure a clean burn. Use your wick dipper to remove any debris that may have fallen into the wax pool.

Cover your candle with a lid or cloche. This will protect the candle from dust and preserve the wax and scent. 

During Burn

Burn Time

Burn your candle until the wax melts to the edge of the jar especially on the first burn. Typically this is 2-3 hours or 1 hour for every inch in diameter.

The scent of a quality candle will fill the room in 1-2 hours. Lengthen the time you have to enjoy your candles and avoid an unstable flame by limiting burn time to under 4 hours.


Candle Snuffer

Candle snuffers are an elegant way to extinguish all types of candles. Blowing out a candle may splatter wax. Using a snuffer avoids wax splatters and debris from the wick from falling into the wax pool.

Simply place the candle snuffer over the flame to extinguish. Candle snuffers are suitable for tapered candles and allow you to reach into deep jar candles.



Wick Dipper

Use the wick dipper as a smokeless way to extinguish your container candle.

Use the curved end to move the wick into the wax pool. The candle's flame will vanish without smoke. This will prime the wick with a small amount of wax allowing it to be easily lit for the next use.



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