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Six Candle Care Tips for A Safe, Scentful Experience

Need a gentle guide towards enjoying your first (and hopefully many) aromatheraphy journey? Scroll down for six useful tips for before, during and after extinguishing your candles.

Trim your candle wick at least 1/4 inch (0.635 cm)

Leaving a wick long means that you’ll have a larger flame, which will give the candle more fuel, leading to incomplete combustion. This creates more soot, making your candle container black and dirty. The small action of trimming the wick can help prolong the life of your candle by nearly 25 percent whilst sustaining a nice aesthetic.

Avoid drafts, vents or air currents

Avoiding these conditions will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting and excessive dripping. Candles burn best in still air, so always burn your candles in a well-ventilated room,

Never leave a burning candle unattended

This sounds like a no-brainer but if you wish to save money for future candle purchases instead of a new house, this is THE go-to advice.

Don't burn a candle all the way down

When there is 1/4 inch (0.635 cm) of wax left in the container or vessel, extinguish the flame, for safety reasons. A glass jar or container can become too hot, causing it to break or shatter and possibly causing a fire as well as other damage.

Use a candle snuffer or lid to aid extinguishing a candle

For centuries, candle snuffers have been used for extinguishing candle flames. The cone shaped top keeps air away from the flame which causes it to extinguish. Thus, the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering is to put out the flame with this trusty tool or simply close the lid onto the candle immediately after blowing out the flame.

DO NOT use water to extinguish the flame

Similar to the previous advice, using water may cause hot wax to splatter and glass containers broken, which possibly lead to unwanted injuries.


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