5 Ways to Take Care of Your Candles
Updated: Sep 12, 2022
Let’s talk about candle care & candle safety. I hope these quick tips will be helpful!
There's a right way and a wrong way to take care of your candles. This news may come as a surprise to some. After all, how much attention could one candle possibly need? But the truth is, there are some steps you should be taking if you want to keep your candles in tip-top shape—and most of them are easy to incorporate into your routine.
Keep the wick trimmed to ¼’’ at all times and always TRIM YOUR WICK before each burn! Untrimmed wicks lead to high flames, smoking and soot. This is how candles end up looking dirty and become dangerous.
Keep your candle clean! It should be free of black soot lining the vessel, debris in the wax, and dust.
For every burn, make sure your candle melts to the edges of the jar; this will prevent "tunneling" in the wax.
Burn for only 4 hours at a time. If you go too long, the heat can actually damage some of the fragrance oils in your candle.
Discontinue use when ¼’’ of wax remains.
Never leave your candle unattended.
Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
Keep your candle burning within sight and out of reach from children and pets.
Keep your candle away from drafts or heavy air flow, and never burn in an unventilated room.
Extinguish your candle properly- never use water or a liquid to put out the flame. Instead, use a candle snuffer or gently blow the candle out.