How To Get The Best Out Of Your Candle

Candles have been a source of light, fragrance and relaxation for centuries. Whether you’re looking to create a calming ambiance in your home, enjoy a relaxing bath or simply savour the scent of your favourite candle, you need to use it correctly and safely. In this blog article, we’ll explore a few tips and tricks that can help you get the best out of your candle and maximise its scent throw.

  1. Trim the wick

Before lighting your candle on each occasion, it’s important to trim the wick to about 5mm. This will prevent the flame becoming too large and causing the wax to melt too quickly. A shorter wick also helps to reduce soot and smoke.

All candles from Teelin Luxury Fragrances will arrive with their wicks pre-trimmed to the correct length, so you don’t need to worry about it for the first burn, but make sure you keep the wick in good order for subsequent burns by using a wick trimmer (available on our website).

  1. Place your candle in a safe, well-ventilated area

Always place your candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface away from draughts, children, pets or anything that may catch fire, like curtains or paper. Never touch a burning candle or leave it unattended.

Make sure the candle is burned in a well-ventilated area, such as an open room. The air movement will help distribute the fragrance more evenly, allowing you to enjoy it more fully.

  1. Burn the candle for at least two hours

To get the most out of your candle’s scent, it’s important to burn it for at least two hours each time you light it. This will allow the candle to heat up enough to release its fragrance into the air.

Always ensure the melted pool of wax reaches the edge of the glass before extinguishing the candle, particularly during the first burn. This will prevent the candle from tunnelling, which is when the wax burns only down the centre of the candle, leaving a rim of un-melted wax around the edges.

  1. Use a wick snuffer

Blowing out a candle can cause the wick to bend or break, which can result in a larger flame and uneven burning. Instead, use a wick snuffer (available on our website) to gently extinguish the flame. This will also help to prevent hot wax from splattering.

  1. Keep the candle free from debris

Keep the candle free from foreign debris, like wick trimmings or matches, to ensure a clean and safe burn. This will also help extend the life of your candle. 

  1. Store your candles properly

When not in use, store your candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. This will help prevent the wax from melting or becoming discoloured and will extend the life of your candle.

  1. Experiment with different scents

Experiment with different scents to find the ones you like best. Some, such as our floral Wanderlust, are light and fresh, while others, like Sunsets on Safari, are warm and comforting. Our Wanderlust Trio Collection is a great way to try out three different candles and find the perfect fragrance for you.

By following these simple tips, you can enjoy a relaxing and calming candle experience, whilst also getting the best out of your candle. Whether you’re looking to set a peaceful mood, or simply enjoy the fragrance, a well-maintained candle can provide hours of enjoyment.

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