3 Tips To Help You Extend The Lifespan of Your Candle

From the ambience its soft glow adds to your space, to the signature scent from its fragrance that permeates your soul, you have to agree that they do more than just provide light and warmth. When you find your candle soulmate, you want it to last long. And yes, you can actually extend the lifespan of your candle, but only if you burn them the right way, and we’ll show you how in these tips.

Place It In The Right Spot
Strong wind sources like an open window, fans, and ACs will cause your flame to swing around like crazy, making your candle burn quicker and unevenly. Apart from the fact that it is unsafe, it can potentially spill wax everywhere. Place your cement vessel candle in a calm position, far away from a windy or clustered environment, and let it do its magic!

It’s All About The First Burn
Don’t be in a rush to put out the flame after a few minutes of the first burn, or else the candle will tunnel down into the wax, and the wax on the sides will never burn, wasting precious wax and shortening the life span of your candle. The general rule of thumb for the first burn of any candle is to burn for 1hr for every inch the candle is wide. Allow your scented candle to form a pool of melted wax across the entire surface of its cement vessel prior to putting it out. This will help the candle maintain an even wax melting in your next burn. Candle wax has a memory so the wax will not form beyond the boundaries it created at the first burn, leaving you with an even and clean burn.

If your candle has tunnelled, do not worry there is a quick fix - grab a big sheet of tin foil and wrap it around your candle jar about 3 or 4 times and let it cover the flame a bit. Leave it there, tightly wrapped, while the candle burns and you’ll have a perfectly even candle in no time.

Trim Your Candle Wick
Trim your wick to be as short as possible (preferably ¼ of its original size), that’s because a shorter wick means you’re going to get an even burn that is safe for you and helps your candle diffuse its scent properly, unlike a long wick that causes bursts of high flames or smoking, and burns out your candle faster.

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