Draughts decrease burn time, cause uneven burning, smoking and diminished scent throw.
HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CANDLE IS BURNING PROPERLY
Efficient burning means flame is not flickering, teardrop shaped and upright. Extinguish a candle if it smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high. These signs indicate the candle is not burning properly and the flame isn't controlled. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before re-lighting.
DON’T BURN ALL THE WAY DOWN
"It is also really important candles are not burnt when there is 10mm of wax or less remaining in the jar," says Claire. "Although it is tempting to continue burning your candle until the wax is gone, we strongly advise against this as the flame needs a solid base of wax to avoid overheating the glass jar."
MAXIMIZE YOUR SCENT THROW
Open windows and doors will disperse scent and lessen the concentration. For maximum fragrance, keep windows and doors closed and burn in desired space for 30 mins before entering.
HOW TO STORE CANDLES
Always store your candles in a cool, dark and dry place. Scented candles also look great stored under a glass cloche, which also protects from dust.
Avoid placing your candles where they will be directly exposed to sunlight or harsh indoor lighting, such as a spotlights.
HOW TO CLEAN CANDLES
Your can remove dust and fingerprints from a candle by gently rubbing the surface with a piece of nylon or a soft cloth. The cloth can be dry or slightly dampened with water.
FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS
The most important thing to remember is that candles involve a naked flame and they do need to be treated with caution. Always read and follow the manufacturer's use and safety instructions carefully. Don't burn a candle longer than the manufacturer recommends.
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