Although they may be fairly intuitive to use already, there are a few things worth bearing in mind both before and after using your candles that will help in making sure you get the most out of them.
- The standard food-safety principle of storing in a cool, dry place is one that applies to candles as well, as temperature and light can affect both the scent and colour.
- Try to keep your candles dust-free where possible, as dusty wax can lead to uneven burning and a blunted scent.
- Trimming the wicks of your candles is essential for an even burn. Recommended wick lengths vary from candle to candle, so make sure to check the specifics of the one that you’re using. The standard length for the Wax Atelier candles is 10mm.
- It’s a good idea to make note of the burn times of your candles before lighting them, as, much like the wick lengths, they can vary quite drastically.
- Check that the pools of wax that form after burning are clear of any debris, and place candles on a level, heat-resistant surface before burning.
- Although it may be tempting to maximise your candles by using them until there’s no wax left, it’s best not to burn them all the way down, as this can damage the holders.
- Direct sunlight and droughts are common factors that often lead to uneven burning, so try to avoid these if you can.
- When extinguishing, refrain from blowing out your candles in order to prevent any debris from dropping into the pools of wax. Use a snuffer or a spoon instead.
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