Candles are a popular way to add ambiance and fragrance to any room, but proper care is essential to ensure they burn safely and last as long as possible.
Here are some tips to help you care for your candles:
Trim the wick: Before lighting your candle, make sure to trim the wick to about 1/4 inch. This will prevent the flame from getting too big and reduce the risk of soot buildup.
Burn time: Allow the candle to burn for at least 2 hours the first time you light it. This will create an even melt pool and prevent tunneling, which can make the candle difficult to light in the future.
Keep it steady: Make sure your candle is placed on a stable surface, away from drafts and flammable objects. This will help prevent uneven burning and ensure that the candle burns safely.
No topping up: Do not add any kind of liquid to the candle, this can cause the candle to burn unevenly and can also be a fire hazard.
Extinguish properly: When you're done with the candle, make sure to extinguish it properly. Blow out the flame and make sure the wick is no longer glowing.
Proper storage: Keep your candles in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing them in direct sunlight or in a damp area as this can cause the wax to melt or the fragrance to fade.
Follow these tips to ensure that your candles burn safely and last as long as possible.
Happy candle burning!