Candle Care Guide: How to Take Care of Your Candle



Candle care is an essential part of enjoying your candles to the fullest. Proper care will not only ensure that your candles burn cleanly and evenly, but it will also extend the life of your candles. Here are some tips to help you take care of your candles:

  1. Trim the wick before lighting. A wick that is too long can cause the flame to be too large and can lead to soot and smoke. To trim the wick, use a wick trimmer or scissors to cut the wick to about 1/4 inch before lighting.

  2. Keep the wax pool clear. As your candle burns, the wax will melt and create a pool around the wick. Make sure to keep this pool clear of any debris or wick trimmings. This will help the candle burn evenly and prevent any soot from forming.

  3. Burn your candle for a sufficient amount of time. The first time you burn your candle, let it burn for at least 1-2 hours. This will help the wax melt evenly and create a full melt pool. If you only burn your candle for a short amount of time, the wax will not melt evenly and can cause tunneling, which is when the wax only melts down the middle of the candle.

  4. Don't burn your candle all the way down. Once the wax has reached the bottom of the candle jar, it's time to stop burning it. Continuing to burn a candle when there is no wax left can damage the jar and create a fire hazard.

  5. Keep your candles away from drafts. Drafts can cause the flame to flicker and create an uneven burn. To prevent this, keep your candles away from windows, doors, and air vents.

By following these simple candle care tips, you can enjoy your candles for longer and have a safer burning experience. Happy candle burning!