by | Jan 23, 2021 | Helpful Hints | 0 comments

  • Always trim the candle’s wick to a height of 1/4″ to 3/8” before each lighting.
  • To increase a candle’s total burn time, don’t burn it any longer than 3 to 4 hours at a time. Large diameter candles should be burned no longer than (two) 2 hours at a time. (This helps the side wax that’s intact, allowing the candle to glow from within).
  • Cooling candles in the refrigerator for a few minutes before lighting will extend the burn time, although be careful, excessive refrigeration can cause candles to crack.
  • The most common explanation for an unevenly burning candle is a draft. If you can’t move the candle out of the draft, periodically rotate it 90 degrees to keep the candle burning uniformly.
  • A container candle (jar candles, votives in holders etc.) should be burned for (one) 1 hour for each inch in its diameter. This allows the wax to pool to cover the entire surface of the candle and prolongs burning time.
  • Container candles should be placed on a pad or coaster to protect furniture from heat transferred from the container.
  • To prevent a votive candle from overheating-and to ease the removal of the spent candle from its container-add a teaspoon of water to the bottom of the votive cup.

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