Candle Care: Essential Tips for Better Burning and Longer Lasting Candles

Candle Care: Essential Tips for Better Burning and Longer Lasting Candles

We want to help you get the most out of your candles, whether they are our brand or others! In this post, we'll cover the basics of candle care, including trimming the wick, avoiding drafty areas, and proper extinguishing techniques. Follow these tips to ensure that your candles burn beautifully and last longer.

Bouclé London Candle Wick Trimmer

  1. Trim the Wick: The key to a great candle experience is a well-trimmed wick. Before you light your candle, make sure to trim the wick to 1cm. This will prevent the flame from becoming too large, which can cause sooting. Trim using a candle wick trimmer to 1cm between each burn when the candle is cool.

  2. Burn Time: To get the most out of your candle, make sure to let the wax melt all the way to the edges of the jar during the first burn. This will help prevent tunnelling, which occurs when the wax only melts in the middle and leaves a ring around the edges of the jar. The burn time of your candle will depend on various factors, such as the size of the candle, the environment, and the wick length.

  3. Avoid Drafty Areas: Candles need to be placed in a calm and still environment to burn correctly. Avoid placing your candle near windows or any other sources of air flow, as this can cause the flame to flicker.

  4. Extinguish Properly: When it's time to put out your candle, make sure to use a wick dipper or snuffer. Blowing out the candle can cause hot wax to splatter and can also introduce unwanted moisture into the candle.

At Bouclé, we offer a range of natural scents to choose from, including the refreshing blend of rosemary, lavender & clary sage and the invigorating scent of neroli, vetiver & may chang. Whether you’re looking to create a relaxing spa environment or simply add some extra warmth to your home, we have the dream candle for you.

By following these simple candle care tips, you can enjoy the benefits of our handmade candles for longer. With their all-natural ingredients and calming scents, our candles are the perfect way to add a touch of luxury to your home. Happy candle burning!

Bouclé Sicilian Citrus, Lavender & Rosemary Candle

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