HOW TO LOOK AFTER A SCENTED CANDLE
Take a look at these 7 steps on how to look after a scented candle. Please note that all candles are made differently, therefore some information on this page may not be appropriate. Most information on how to look after your candle and using your candle safely is usually found on a sticker on the bottom of the candle or written on the candle packaging.
As you can see, looking after a scented candle is pretty simple. Follow these seven steps and you’ll be sure to enjoy your candle safely.
Firstly, place your candle on a heat-resistant surface, away from drafts and anything flammable. Keep your candle away from children and pets.
2. TRIM THE WICKS
Before lighting, make sure that the candle wicks are between 1cm and 1.5cm in length. If they are too long, trim them with scissors or a wick trimmer. This will prevent the candle from smoking and melting the wax too quickly.
3. LIGHT IT UP
Use a match or a long lighter to light the wicks. High quality cotton and wooden wicks may take longer to ignite. Attend the candle at all times once lit.
4. LET IT BURN
On first use, burn the candle for 2-3 hours to establish a full melt pool. This will make your candle burn more evenly in the future.
Sometimes wicks start to descend into the wax or lean too close to the side of the candle glass. if this happens, use a wick dipper to move the wicks back into place. Make sure this is done while the wax is still in liquid form.
6. LIGHTS OUT
Use a snuffer to extinguish the candle. This prevents the need to blow the hot wax. The snuffer also captures some of the smoke which is produced when extinguishing the flame.
7. KEEP IT SMELLING
Leaving a candle on a radiator is a great way to keep the candle filling the room with its scent without it being lit. The warmth from the radiator slowly melts the wax releasing its aroma.