How to Get The Most Out of Your Candle

Candles Need A Little Love

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Candles are beautiful additions to any home and can brighten an entire room, but they need to be cared for in order to get the most out of them.  We at Simply Fragrant Home have put together an easy-to-follow guide so that you may have the best possible experience with our candles.

The First Burn

When you burn your soy candle for the first time, it is important to burn it long enough so it will be fully melted across the top of the whole candle. A full melt pool on the first burn will ensure an even burn every time you burn your candle. A correct burn will release the maximum fragrance.


Burn Baby Burn (but not too long)

In the perfect scenario, a person would burn their candles for 4 hours each time and not more than once every 24 hours to prolong the life of that candle. In paraffin candles, burning for more than four hours can cause the wick to form a carbon deposit creating more soot and smoke. Although our soy candles are virtually soot free, keeping your burn time under 4 hours is still needed to preserve the life of the candle.

 Trim the Wick

Trimming the wick every time is very important. Trimming the wick will give your candle a longer burn time. When a wick gets too long, it cannot draw wax all the way up to the top of the wick and the wick itself will start to burn. A good rule of thumb is to trim your candle wicks to 1/8" with scissors or trimmers. This will keep the flame nice and tidy, and will help promote the intended scent and prevent smoke. Simply Fragrant Home candles are virtually self-trimming. Just pinch off the tip of the ash to trim the wick.

 Snuff It Out

We suggest extinguishing the flame with a candle snuffer or by using our metal caps. This will prevent smoke and hot wax splatter that could occur when blowing it out. 

Avoid Drafts

Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, and ceiling fans to maintain the best burn time, minimize smoking, or a wick blowing out causing the candle to burn unevenly.

Store in the Dark

You may be familiar with this one: always store your candles in a cool, dry, and dark place. Storing candles in direct sunlight or harsh indoor lighting for long periods of time may cause them to fade.

Know When to Discard

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Discontinue use when ½” of wax remains at the bottom of the jar. This will prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface or container itself. The glass can get hot on the bottom as the flame nears the base of the jar and most of the wax has been consumed. After your candle has been completely used, the glass jar can be cleaned for storage or other household uses.

Use these tips to enjoy your candle to the fullest and be on the lookout for more helpful tips on how to make your home a Simply Fragrant Home.



Janet Jenkins