Candle Care 101: Tips for Extending the Life of Your Favorite Candles

Candle Care 101: Tips for Extending the Life of Your Favorite Candles

Enjoy our guide for the longest lasting candles. 

Candles are not just a source of light and ambiance; they can also be a delightful addition to your home decor. To ensure that your candles burn brightly and last longer, proper care and maintenance are essential. Here are some tips on how to care for your candles to make them last longer:

1. Trim the Wick: Before lighting your candle, always trim the wick to about 1/4 inch in length. This helps prevent the wick from becoming too long and causing the candle to burn unevenly or produce excess soot.

2. Avoid Drafts: Keep your candles away from drafts, as they can cause the flame to flicker and burn unevenly. This can lead to tunneling, where the wax burns down the center and leaves wax along the sides of the container.

3. Burn in Intervals: To ensure an even burn and prevent tunneling, it's important to burn your candle for at least 1-2 hours each time you light it. This allows the wax to melt evenly across the surface of the candle.

4. Extinguish Properly:  When extinguishing your candle, use a candle snuffer or gently blow out the flame to prevent hot wax from splattering. 

5. Store Properly: To preserve the scent and quality of your candles, store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. This will help prevent the wax from melting or becoming discolored.

6. Repurpose Leftover Wax: Once your candle has burned down to the bottom, consider repurposing the leftover wax. You can use it as wax melts in a wax warmer.

By following these simple tips, you can extend the life of your favorite candles and enjoy their warm glow and inviting scents for longer. Proper care and maintenance not only enhance the longevity of your candles but also ensure a safe and enjoyable candle-burning experience. So, light up your candles with care and watch them shine bright for many cozy evenings to come.

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