CANDLE CARE 101: BURNING BASICS
First time lighting your candle? Have an issue burning your candle all the way through? Wick not centered anymore? Can't smell your candle burning? Are you wanting to make it burn longer? I have tested and tested over and over again and have found great ideas to help you with all of these issues.
CANDLE 101: GUIDE TO BURNING YOUR CANDLE PROPERLY
Basic rules to follow every time!
1. TRIMMING YOUR WICK
Make sure to trim your wick 1/8" inch before each burn (VERY IMPORTANT). You can use a wick trimmer or even a pair of scissors. This will ensure that your candle burns a little longer and safer. I trim each candle wick before delivery so your first burn should be ok but it's now in your hands so be sure to trim your wick. When trimming, try your best to keep the trimmings out of your wax so it stays looking beautiful and doesn't turn grayish. That doesn't look clean at all.
2. CENTER YOUR WICK
Making sure your wick is centered will allow for the best throw and will keep it burning evenly. If you notice your wick off center, just pull it over gently until it's centered again. This is important because if your wick gets out of place, it can cause the jar to get very hot and maybe even crack.
3. THE FIRST TIME YOU LIGHT UP YOUR CANDLE IS CRUCIAL. LET IT MELT ALL THE WAY ACROSS BEFORE EXTINGUISHING!!
The first time you burn your candle make sure to wait at least 3-4 hours or until the wax melts all the way the the edge of the jar.
Why is this the most important ? Because if you blow out a candle too quickly, the wax has "memory" and will burn the same way for the length of your burn.
Once your candle has this memory, it will continue to burn down throughout the life of the candle. There's nothing better than a clean, consistent burn.
NOTICE YOUR CANDLE MIGHT NOT SMELL AT THE END?
If your candle doesn't smell like it did the first day you lit it, this can be due to not following the 3 important steps above and also you may have been burning your candle too long! Never burn your candle over 4 hours at a time. Why? Because your candle will get too hot and burn out the fragrances. Another reason is maybe your candle is too small for the space you are using it in. If you want to scent a larger room, go with a larger candle.