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Want to get more out of your scented candle?
If you want your candle to last longer without the tunneling or soot while improving fragrance throw, read on, we have a few tips for you.
1. Trim the wick
It is such a simple trick yet so many tend to overlook this piece. Trimming the wick of your candle to 1/4" before the first lighting and each time the candle is relit can increase its duration by 25%. This can make a big difference. Your 50-hour candle will last over 60 hours. That's a full month of daily scent for way less than your regular cup of Joe.
Tools to trim: we love this engraved copper wick trimmer.
2. Keep it clean
Make sure the wick and wax pool are clean at all times. This will prevent candle smoke from forming while improving fragrance throw, the scent that is diffused in the air as the candle burns.
Never drop your used matches into the candle; this debris can become a second wick, creating two flames and excessive heat.
3. How long is too long?
For best results, burn candles for 2 to 4 hours. Resist the urge to light for less, extinguishing the flame before the pool has fully melted will create a tunnel.
If you wish to experience your scent for longer than 4 hours, consider extinguishing the candle, letting the wax cool off and then relighting. You will notice that even when the candle is off the scent still lingers in the air.
Try our chic copper snuffer to extinguish the flame.
4. Why is my candle leaving wax on the sides of the glass as it burns?
"Tunneling", or wax not being burned to the edge, may occur if the candle is lit and extinguished before the pool of melted wax has formed. Burn your candle for a minimum of 3-4 hours the first time, and 2 hours in successive lightings to ensure that a sufficient wax pool is created.
5. Get centered
Gently center the wick once the wax has cooled off a bit. This will prevent blackening of the glass.
Do not despair, if the glass is dirty, just wipe it off gently with a dry cloth. Make sure the candle is extinguished first. Next time, make sure you let the candle burn until the wax pool is fully melted.
Safety is important too.
Always burn candles on a heat resistant surface, away from wind draughts and things that can catch fire. Keep away from children. Read our candle safety instructions here.
Now lighting a scented candle will be a more pleasurable experience.
A relaxing weekend with Clifford, the ultimate woody incense scent accompanied by Bolero rings and our cult Fragrance Flacon necklace •
Do you have a weekend ritual? We find that Friday sets the mood for the weekend ahead. It's a good opportunity to stop and contemplate, leave some things on our list aside for next week...
Burning traditional incense and lighting a candle can get us to that desired place. The incense we are burning now was brought back from a temple in Beijing, China and blends beautifully with our most spiritual scented candle: CLIFFORD, in honor to American jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown.
Clifford Brown amazed his peers with his ability to blend technique with emotion to create a rich, full sound that earned him praise as the "preeminent trumpeter." (Source: Biography.com)
Sacred resins and noble woods burn while swirls of smoke elevate towards high heavens in homage to the deities of jazz. The golden warmth of amber and suede pair with the subtle smoky scent of incense and a touch of spicy saffron.
Fragrance Notes: saffron, incense, elemi, oakmoss, suede
Listen to the mesmerizing sounds of Clifford Brown's trumpet and read more about his short but masterful life here.