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