These expert tips will help you get the best out of expensive candles.
Candlelight at home is the best way to set the scene and to create a relaxing atmosphere.
Candle enthusiasts know that you only get what you pay when you buy candles. The most expensive candles often reflect the time, skill, and raw materials that went into making your home smell incredible. It’s natural to prolong the life of your candles if you have spent a lot on them. See our candle making kits that is suitable in your budget.
It’s not the big things that make a candle last longer, but the little things that you do can affect its burning experience. 5 common mistakes people make when lighting candles.
- Avoid Setting the Memory for Your Candle
A common error is not letting the candle burn long enough after the initial burn.
The candle’s life depends on how big the wax pool is at the beginning of each burn. If it doesn’t melt close to the candle’s edge, tunneling might occur (when a candle burns hollow). Leaves a thick, unutilized mantle or edge) could occur.
Tunneling can be avoided if the initial flame is sufficiently long to melt the candle to the edge. This is known as “setting the memory” of the candle.
- Avoid Trimming the Wick
An excessively long wick can lead to candle smoking. A trimmed wick will ensure that the candle burns evenly.
The flame produces complete combustion by the flame and the wick pulling up the correct amount of wax. Too long wicks won’t draw the wax to the top and will cause the wick to start to burn.
- Placing the Candle Very Close To Draughts
Candles that are in a draught can flicker and Smoke. A Strong Draught May Cause The Candle To Drip.
- Written On a Wrong Tablet
Candles look beautiful and can be safely burned in a vase or container. However, make sure to use the correct size container.
The candle may start to flicker and smoke if the vase is too small.
- Placing Candles Too Closely Together
You can make a beautiful arrangement with many candles of different sizes. However, it is important to ensure that the distance between them is sufficient to prevent any uneven melting, warping, or dripping.
- Don’t burn your candles for too long. While you love candles and want them to last as long as possible, blowing out them too quickly could shorten their lives. Candle tunneling can cause walls of wax to form around the candle, which can lead to suffocation and even complete drowning. You should always light candles for at least 2 hours, or until the wax has melted completely.
7. Trimming the wick is not a good idea. This is something you’ve heard many times. Wick trimming is essential. The flame will burn faster if the wick is too long. This will cause the wax to burn faster and make the vessel heat up. Make sure to trim the wick to at least 5mm every time you light candles.
- Burning candles during a draught. If you notice the flame blowing around, extinguish it and move it to a different spot.
Candle care will prolong the life of your candles, and make them safer to burn. Follow the safety instructions provided with your candles. If you have any questions, you can always get in touch. We are always available to discuss candles!