Tips to Keep Your Candles Burning Bright
If you're a candle enthusiast, you know how much warmth and relaxation they can bring to your home. However, to fully appreciate their gentle glow and delicate scent, it's crucial to know how to take care of them properly. Below are some expert tips to help you extend the life of your beloved soy wax candles.
1. Trim the wick for optimal burning
It's essential to maintain the wick to ensure your candle lasts longer. If you notice small black balls forming at the end of the wick, it's a sign that it's too long. This can cause an uneven flame, leading to uneven wax melting and soot buildup on the jar's walls. To prevent this, use a proper wick trimmer to trim the wick. We recommend trimming cotton wicks to 1/4 inch from the surface of the wax before each use, and wooden wicks to 1/8 inch. Take a look at our two wick trimmer available in antique gold and matte black.
2. Let the candle burn until the surface is completely melted
To achieve even burning, it's crucial to allow the candle to burn for an adequate amount of time, usually around 1 to 2 hours. Snuffing it out too soon can result in craters forming and the wax melting unevenly. Additionally, ensure that the candle is positioned in an area free from drafts, as this can cause the wax to melt unevenly and cause irregular burning.
3. Use a candle snuffer and clean the jar regularly
To extinguish a candle without creating excess smoke and soot, it's best to use a candle snuffer instead of blowing it out. Blowing out a candle releases more smoke and alters the scent of the candle with smoke odor. Moreover, it can lead to soot buildup on the jar, making it look dirty. To keep your candle looking its best, we recommend cleaning the inside of the jar periodically. You can do this by wiping the walls with a cloth dipped in hot water. For an even more polished look, consider one of our elegant candle snuffer options, available in both matte black and antique gold.
By following these simple tips, you can extend the life of your favorite soy wax candles and enjoy their glow for even longer. So, grab a cup of tea, light a candle, and relax knowing that you have everything you need to care for it like a pro!