Top Seven Candle Care Tips

by Divine Wicks  |  21st Dec 2016

A great candle experience begins with proper candle care and maintenance. Here are my top seven candle care tips for enjoying your Divine Wick Candle:

 

Top Seven Candle Care Tips:

 

1.  The First Burn: 

Allow to burn until the wax has melted all the way to the edge of the container.  If the wax is not allowed to melt to the edge of the container, it will create a “memory ring,” especially if this is the first time the candle is lit. Once a candle has this “memory ring,” it will continue to tunnel and to burn that way for the life of the candle. These tunnels can cause the wax to cover the wick and will effect the burn and reduce the life of the candle.

 

2. Trim Your Wick: 

After the candle has completely solidified use your finger to brush off the black top of the wood wick.  Just a light flick will do. Then tip out the ash before re-lighting. If you leave the wick too long, it will cause the flame to become to large and it will begin to smoke, and potentially dirty the wax and leave a carbon ring around the jar.

 

3. Maximum Burn Time:

It’s always a good idea to keep burning time within three or four hours or once the wax “pool” is between 10mm and 12mm deep. This will ensure you’re able to cool the candle, trim the wick and prevent overheating of the glass container. Doing this will also increase the total number of hours of burn time that you receive from your candle.

 

4. Choose Where You Burn:

It is best avoid placing your candle in drafts areas or under fans. Drafts can cause the flame of your candle to flick around more erratically resulting in an uneven burn.

 

5. Watch Your Space:

Be carful to always burn your candle on a stable, heat resistance surface. Candles get hot, so you should always watch where you burn your candle and keep the space free from potential hazards.

 

6. Know When It’s Finished:

If, like me, you’re keen to get every last moment from your candles. However, burning to the very bottom can cause the glass to become extremely hot, potentially causing damage to the surface underneath and even causing burns if you try to pick it up or move it. Therefore it’s recommended that you leave the last 10mm of wax in the jar.

 

7. It’s not over when it’s over:

Simply wash out your jar with hot soapy water when you’re finished. You can use your empty jar as a vase, drinking glass or decor item.

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Divine Wicks have been making Soy Wax Candles for over 3 years and have a wide range of quality candles and fragrances for many occasions.

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