Did you know there are things you can do to make sure your candles lasts longer? It may sound too good to be true, but I promise it's not!
Here are 3 things you can do to maximize the life of your favorite candle:
1. Trim your wick
I know I say it a lot. Like a lot, a lot! But it's true, trimming your wick is really important. It helps your candle burn safer and last longer. A big wick means a big flame, and a big flame means your candle is going to burn up way faster. Every time before you light your candle, give the wick a snip so it keeps the flame to a minimum. Trimming to 1/4 inch is the sweet spot.
2. Commit to the burn
Burning your candle for only a few minutes at a time is a major no-no. What happens is you end up melting down the wax in the center near the wick creating a tunnel. Believe it or not, candle wax has a memory. Once your candle begins burning down the center creating a tunnel, the wax around the rim on the jar will likely never burn. Make sure you're always burning your candle until the entire top is evenly melted.
3. Avoid drafts
All of these things below are going to cause your flame to fling around like crazy, making your candle burn unevenly:
4. Cap your burn time at four hours
This one's for safety. Believe it or not, candles (and their jars) can explode after being left to burn for too long. Ignoring this recommendation means you risk not only losing your candle, but possibly your house.
5. Have a cooling off period
After you've put out your candle, take a beat and let it cool off before relighting it. Otherwise, you'll end up with majorly uneven wax and end up depleting the candle's fragrance.
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