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5 Essential Tips to Make Your Wood Wick Candles Last Longer

If you enjoy the inviting fragranced atmosphere candles bring to your home, why not extend their lifespan for more hours of delightful ambiance? Discover essential tips to make your candles last longer and enhance your enjoyment.


Light it Right the First Time

The first burn is the most important one for any candle, so make sure you do it correctly. Allow the wax to melt to the edge of the candle before snuffing out the flame. This could take at least a few hours depending on how large the candle is. Allow the wax to set completely before moving the candle.


Trim Your Wick

Wick trimming is kind of a big deal. If not trimmed correctly, your candle won't function properly or even worse, not even light at all. Wooden candle wicks have a lot to offer. They last longer, are clean-burning and environmentally friendly. They do however require a bit of extra care. One of the most common mistakes people make with their candles is leaving the wicks too long. Trim the wick before each use, removing the soft charred wood from previous burns to ensure a longer burn.

Side tip: Use nail clippers or fingertips to trim the charred part of your wooden wick.


 Practice Controlled Burn Sessions

To further extend the life of your scented candle, practice-controlled burn sessions rather than leaving it lit for extended periods. Limit each burning session to a maximum of three to four hours, allowing the candle to cool completely between uses. This practice prevents overheating and will help you maintain the integrity of the candle's scent and ensure a longer-lasting aromatic experience.


 Keep Away from a Breeze

Your candle will burn faster if it’s placed in a drafty area. Don’t place your candles too close to an open window, a vent or any other area with too much moving air.


Store it Correctly

Your candles should be stored away from heat and light in order to keep them in the best condition possible. When your candles burn more slowly, you get to enjoy the beautiful ambiance and rejuvenating scents for even longer. Plus, it’s a great way to get the most bang for your buck for this type of home decor. Use these tips to enjoy each candle for as long as possible.

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