Candle Care - How to Properly Burn a Candle

Burning a candle might seem obvious - "Light the wick and call it a day, right?" but it's a little bit more complicated than that, but we're here to help. Here's how to get the most out of your candle: 

  1. Trim the wick to a quarter of an inch every time. Wicks that are too tall will create a flame that extends above the candle vessel, which can be dangerous. Also, you won't get that nice crackling sound if the wick is too tall. Don't cheat yourself out of the cozy vibes! 
  2. Always trim the black char from your wood wick before each burn. The black char is already spent so it will not stay lit and your flame will die out. This is the number one reason people have trouble with wood wicks. 
  3. Burn your candles so that the wax pools all the way out to the edges the first time you burn it. If you're not sure how that will take, an easy way to estimate is one hour of burn time per inch in diameter of your candle. Why this is important - candle wax has a memory and the wax will melt only as far as it burned the last time.
  4. Use a proper snuffer to extinguish your candles. It might seem bougie, but candle snuffers are a must for candle enthusiasts. They keep your precious face safe from hot melted wax and keep your candle vessel clean. 

We hope these tips help with any common candle issues. Have a question for us? Drop it in the comments! 

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