Are you getting the most burn time from your Beloved Scents Candle?
We have put together a few simple tips to make sure that you get the best experience from burning your soy wax candles.
Don’t Make these Candle Mistakes
1. Not Maintaining The Wick
The most crucial step in getting your candle off to a good start? “Trim those wicks!” When you first light your candle, the wick needs to be trimmed per most instructions, otherwise it will burn and smoke until the flame melts the wax underneath it.
” Uh, no thanks” And you shouldn’t forget about the wick after the first time you light it, either. As the wick burns it becomes black and sooty by nature, That soot will rise up when you re-light the wick.” So to avoid finding yourself in a cloud of black smoke, trim the wick every time you light.
2. Cutting The First Burn Time Short…
The way your candle performs for its entire life all depends on that very first burn. After you cut the wick, you’ll need to keep the flame going for at least an hour in order to make sure the wax always melts evenly without tunnelling, If the wax at the edge of the candle doesn’t heat up and liquefy this first time, then it will often stay hard for all subsequent burns. This means you’ll get that not-so-cute tunnelling effect and waste a bunch of precious wax.
3…Then Burning For Too Long In The Future
This one doesn’t exactly affect how well your candle works, but it will be good news for anyone who’s become addicted to candles that cost more than a fancy dinner (guilty). In order to keep your home smelling great, there’s no need to keep the candle lit all day long. A quality candle will release a scent that will easily diffuse and richly fill your space” after just an hour or two, An average candle’s burn time is up to 55 hours, That means your candle should last for several months if you stick to this method!
4.Keeping It Close To The Wall
You want to keep your candles away from the walls. “Although candle wicks are designed to prevent high-rising flames, the heat or soot could still leave a mark.
5 Using The Same Scent In Every Room
Although scent is a personal choice, if you want to get really advanced with your candle burning, it is recommended giving each room in your house a different aroma. “Certain scents fit the boudoir better than others, and the same can be said for the entry, living area and even bathroom,” “sexier, woodier candles” in the bedroom and scents like “tobacco, vanilla, and gin” to cosy up a living room. If you do opt to mix it up, avoid mingling scents by lighting them at different times (remember, it only needs to be lit for an hour) or keeping the doors shut.
6. Tossing The Lid
If you’re buying a candle that comes with a lid, use it to cover your candle when it’s not being used. This way, you protect it from dust and you preserve the wax and its scent nicely. When you are burning the candle, the lid can also be used as a little elevation for you to place the candle on top, protecting the surface of your table top and adding a little finishing touch to the decor,
Now that your candle woes are properly sorted, don’t be surprised if your friends start begging you to come over and relax more often.