THE GOLDEN RULES TO FOLLOW WHILE BURNING YOUR SCENTED CANDLES!
1. TRIM THE WICK
Always remember this golden rule of “Trimming the wick at least ½ inches before burning any candle. You can use a regular pair of scissors in case you don’t have a wick trimmer. Trimming a wick is important because an untrimmed wick might lead to sooting (smoke) and uneven burning in a candle.
2. INITIAL BURN IS VERY IMPORTANT
Just like us, candles also have a memory. To have an effortless candle burning experience, the initial burn is very important. So, when you first burn your candle, let it burn for minimum 2-3 hours. Follow 1 hour per inch of diameter of the candle. Allow the top layer of wax to melt all the way across the edges. Messing up with the initial burn might lead to the formation of memory rings, which will cause uneven burning in a candle.
3. NEVER BURN CANDLES FOR MORE THAN 3 CONSECUTIVE HOURS
4. DO NOT PLACE CANDLES NEAR MOVING AIR
Don’t place your candles near windows, AC units, fans or any place where there is movement in the air. It could also be a room where people are just moving in and out, highly trafficked areas will disturb the flame, causing it to flicker that will lead to uneven burning of the candle and sooting (black smoke).
5. NEVER TOUCH OR MOVE A BURNING CANDLE
6.PAIR CANDLES WITH GLASS HOLDERS FOR OUTDOOR SPACES
As we have already advised you to keep the candles away from moving air, we have a simple trick if you want to enjoy candlelight on a breezy night. Just pair the candles with tall glass vases or holders, they will keep the flame protected from air movement while allowing you to indulge in the mesmerizing ambiance of warm candlelight.
7.MAINTAIN A DISTANCE WHILE PLACING CANDLES IN GROUP
If you’re creating candle centerpieces or placing them in a group then always maintain a distance of minimum 2 -3 inches between the candles. If the candles are placed too close to each other then they might burn unevenly and the flame could possibly cause the surrounding candles to drip.
8.BURN CANDLE OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS
If you don’t want your little furry bundles of joy who keep hopping around here and there to catch fire then please place your candles away from pets and children.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Should I Buy Different Scented Candles for Different Spaces in my home?
Do you wear the same clothes to work, party or at home? The answer is probably no, then why do would you burn the same fragrance candle in every room of your home? The answer is yes, you should buy different fragrance candles for different living spaces because they would help in creating an ambiance that reflects the room’s purpose. Pick up a romantic fragrance like the rose for a bedroom, a divine fragrance like jasmine for the prayer room, a warm fragrance like cinnamon sticks for the living room to create a warm atmosphere with your family followed by fresh fragrance like ocean breeze for bathrooms.
What are the Different Categories of Candles and Why It Should Matter To Me?
Like we consider quality and comfort before buying shoes that we wear daily and when it comes to buying a pair of flip-flops for the beach, we just grab any pair because we don’t need them regularly. The same goes with candles, there are different types of candles and each serves a different purpose. Pillar candles come with maximum burning hours, they won’t run out easily when you burn them regularly, tealights candles come with shortest burning hours, they’re the best pick when you want to create a nice ambiance at night with a lot of candlelight. Jar candles come with lids and they’re the best ones for placing on your furniture as there is no risk of spillage and lastly designer candles, they will help you in creating centerpieces and enhancing the decor of your home.
Should I Buy Candles That Look Good Or The Ones That Smell Good?
This one is really complicated, it’s like picking up a man when the first option looks charming and the second one gives you temptations. So, if you’re planning to woo your guests at a housewarming party or an event, pick up some designer candles for decoration (just like you pick up a charming man to flaunt him like a trophy in front of your friends). If you really want to enjoy some benefits of aromatic candles and want your space to smell good then settle for a decent scented jar candle, you won’t be able to flaunt it but rather feel it (just like a decent looking man that smells amazing will drive you crazy in bed, you can’t flaunt that in public but definitely can enjoy the benefits in private). Apparently, both come with their unique benefits, the choice is yours.
Why Invest in an Expensive Perfume Candle When I Have Cheaper Options?
Like we have always been taught to settle for quality over quantity when it’s about people or things, the same rule applies to aroma candles. If you run after best-looking candles with the strongest scent throw available at cheaper prices, then this will be a total waste of money because the candles must be made of poor quality waxes and lead wicks that will end up making your space toxic. Whereas a good quality fragranced candle might be a bit expensive but it’s definitely worth the price because of being crafted with premium quality wax blends and lead-free cotton wicks.
Are Floral Scents Meant Just For Women? Can’t Men Pick Them?
Just like pink is not just for women, there are some men who carry color pink like it was meant for them, the same goes with floral scents. Not all men like dark colors or strong and spicy fragrances, some might like cool, fresh and pastel colors and get drawn towards some subtle floral scents. This is just fine, pick what you like and don’t let the stereotypes make you settle for something that makes you feel terrible.