We know we aren't the only ones who get excited about buying brand new candles every season! There's something that makes us feel giddy inside when we find delicious smelling candles and getting to set that beautiful ambiance in your home. The best candles aren't cheap and as the saying goes...you get what you pay for! So, to help you get the most out of your dollar, we're sharing our best candle burning tips to keep the scents lasting longer.
1. Trim your wick to the ideal length of ¼ inch. You can use a wick trimmer or some simple scissors, whichever you choose, be sure to also not leave any of the trimmings inside the candle. Debris left in the candle can cause the flame to flicker too high which can also cause the pesky black marks on your glass rim! Also, keep in mind that it's best to keep the candle away from breezes like air conditioning vents, windows, and fans. The breeze can disturb the flame causing it to burn the edges of your candle.
2. Let it burn. When you're going to light a candle, make sure you have enough time to let the wax burn from edge to edge. Turning off the candle before it reaches the edges will cause "tunneling" the next time you light it. Trust us, it looks SO much nicer when you have an evenly burned candle. Also, the deeper the tunnel gets the harder it is for you to actually light which leads to wasted wax.
3. The ideal burn time of your candle is once for four hours in a 24 hour period. This helps to prolong the life of your candles and prevents a mushroom shape from forming at the tip of the wick causing more reason for soot and smoke.