You have just seen some amazing scented candles online, and you decide to buy them. But do you know how important it is to care for your candles so that they end up lasting longer?
We shall talk about some tips to do just that…
PREPARING THE CANDLE FOR THE FIRST TIME:
When you light the candle for the first time, do so for just around an hour. This will help to melt the wax in the scented candle evenly. Turn off the candle, allow the wax to solidify and then set it alight for some time more. This will help to burn the candle evenly the rest of the way!
WHEN BURNING A SCENTED CANDLE:
To ensure a scented candle’s longevity, the wick needs to be trimmed, approximately an eighth of an inch. If the wick is not trimmed the scented candle might get distorted, due to the process of crystallisation and high temperatures. But if you consistently trim the wick, keeping it around 3-4 mm in length, you will no longer have to scrape out wax from around the wick.
TAKING CARE AFTER EACH BURN:
After the first time, trim the wick and after that, after every burn, by removing the softened end. Remember, be careful not to overdo it, otherwise, it will be difficult to ignite!
And be sure not to leave your scented candle in a draught or where there is a direct flow of air, otherwise, they may not burn evenly.
STORING YOUR HIGH QUALITY SCENTED CANDLES:
We advise you to store your candles individually wrapped in soft cloth or in tissues. You could also wrap them in a plastic bag, sealed to keep the fragrances intact.
Although you could keep them in a cool, dark place, be careful not to freeze them – your candle could crack! If your scented candle is coloured do not keep them in a sunny place, it could fade.
REMOVING THE WAX:
Most high quality scented candles do not usually drip with wax, but it could happen as a rare event. How do you remove dripped wax?
Well, it’s easy.
Simply place a piece or paper, newspaper or kitchen towel over the dripped wax. You could place paper underneath it too. Then with a warm iron, simply over the area. This will heat up the wax and soften it. Repeat the process, using fresh paper if needed, until all the wax is absorbed.
REMOVING WAX FROM CANDLEHOLDERS:
Sometimes, wax can build up in the candleholders. To remove wax, simply place the holders inside the freezer – this will make the wax harden and it will get brittle. The wax can then be removed, by scraping it out with a knife.
Candleholders should be cleaned and then occasionally washed, inside out, with hot water. Simply place them in the dishwasher, and voila!
REMOVING WAX FROM STUBBORN SURFACES:
Using a blunt instrument like a knife or a plastic flat spoon in a gentle motion is a good way to remove wax that has spilt over to flat surfaces. Using a soft cloth, simply rub the wax away. You could use a spray cleaner too if you wish.
There, we do hope you found these tips useful!
At Diva By Harper, we love what we do! And that is, come up with some amazing scented candles, oil diffusers and tea lights, that have gone on to become some of the best selling candles in UK! And if you could make use of the tips that we talked about, you could very well enjoy our long-lasting scented candles, for …you said it, a long, long time to come!Back