Extend the Life of Your Favorite Candles with 6 Easy Steps
But what about the proper candle care and safety guidelines?
Always check for debris
Before lighting you candle, make sure that you remove any debris such as wick trimmings or matches. Any debris will add more fuel and can cause the flame to unexpectedly flare up or even start a small fire within the wax pool.
Don't forget to trim the wick
Wicks that are left long or crooked can cause uneven burning, dripping, flaring and sooting. Regularly trim the wick to ¼ inch every couple of hours. This will help prolong the life of your candle and they'll burn up to 25% longer.
First burn is the most important
A candle should be burned long enough to allow the wax to melt from sides to edge of the container. Otherwise, it will create a “memory ring" and this will continue to tunnel for the entire life of the candle. Ideally, candles should burn 1 hour for every 1 inch of the candle's actual diameter.
Don’t keep candles burning too long
Burning a candle for too long will cause carbon to collect on the wick, leading it to become unstable and produce a dangerously large flame. Also, this will start to smoke and release soot. Preferably, candles should not burn longer than four hours and you have to cool it for at least two hours before relighting.
You: How do I use a candle snuffer? Us: Before you light your candle, trim the wick to 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Light your favorite Frères Branchiaux candle. Let it burn for around 2 or 3 hours to allow the candle to create an even melt pool on the entire surface. Extinguish with candle snuffer. Repeat process again and again to create a relaxing mood with a soothing fragrance. #themoreyouknowPosted by Frѐres Branchiaux Candle Co. on Friday, May 22, 2020
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Keep the flame away from moving air, drafts or vents
Moving air can disturb the flame and will cause rapid or uneven burning, sooting, excessive dripping and pesky black marks on the glass. Always place your candles away from fans, air conditioners, open windows, or even too crowded areas.
Make sure to store your candles properly when not in use
At best, a highly fragrant candles have a life span of 6 to 12 months, depending on the scent. But in order to maintain that you should store candles in a cool, dark and dry place with the lid on. This will keep them free from dust and will help protect the wax and fragrance.
HAPPY CANDLE BURNING!