We all love to burn candles around our home, some of us more religiously than others. Here are some tips to help you enjoy your candles and make them last longer, whether you are using Pillar Candles, or candles in containers.
- Always trim the wick, to 1/4 inch the first time, and before relighting. A Wickman Wick Trimmer will cut the wick and remove the cut part, preventing it from falling in the wax. Some wicks are self trimming,kind of like self-heading flowers.
- Burn the candle until the top surface is liquefied. Burning for short periods at a time, causes tunneling, where the candle burns straight down, wasting valuable wax aroundthe edges.
- Burn two or three different scents to create your own special fragrance combination. Combine different notes of earthy, floral, and rich scents, for a combination that is all yourown.
- Your candle will scent the room even when not burning and fragrance oils in candles do evaporate over time. If you will not be using a candle for a long time, seal it with a cover, or plastic wrap and store in a climate controlled area.
- To reuse spent candle containers, fill them in a bucket of very warm water, for fifteen minutes. Keep the water at one inch below the rim of the candle container. The wax should be soft enough to remove with a dull knife and take care not pour melted wax down the drain. Now you can wash the left over residue in very warm water.
- Never let the flame reach the sides of glass containers. If the wick moved sideways, you
can re-center it with an old metal utensil ora Wickman wick dipper, while the wax is melted.
- Stop burning the candle at half an inch above the bottom. The flame can break glass containers if it reached the bottom.
- Always burn candles safely and keep out of the reach of children.