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M&W Candle Care

There are many ways to care for your candle. There is a proper way and a wrong

approach to care for your candles.

Candle care is a surprise to some however there are several procedures you should be

doing if you want to keep your candles in good condition. Read below for these simple

steps to implement into your candle burning routine.

What are the proper tools to use for your candle?

Proper care leads to correct and more prolonged use of your coconut apricot soy

candles. it's essential to understand how to care for your candle. Proper care of your

candle will achieve a longer burn time with greater value to your purchase, a cleaner

burn and overall safety of using candles in the home. Tools that should be considered


Wick Trimmer

A wick trimmer is a type of scissor that is specifically designed to cut candle wicks.

Unfortunately, regular scissors don’t work well when it comes to trimming the wick as

you are unable to reach the week as it burns lower to the bottom of the vessel. You

also don't want to harm your watercraft. Wick trimmers are also unique in that the

spoon-like catcher catches the trimmed wick, so it does not fall into the candle.

Make sure you cut your wick to 0.5 cm each time before lighting.

By keeping the wick short, you control the amount of wax present, which means less

soot is formed while the candle is burning.

Wick Snuffer

The snuffer is to extinguish the burning flame of candles. The use of a snuffer helps to

avoid problems associated with blowing hot wax. Aside from this, it also eliminates the

chance of wax and soot getting on walls or other unwanted surfaces when blowing them

out instead.

Wick Dipper

One of my favorite candle accessories is the wick—the Dipper aids in extinguishing

candles without causing the wick to smoke. Dip the candle wick into the molten wax, lift

it directly, and then center the wick to allow it to cool in the correct location. This

quenching process eliminates wick-burning and adds fuel to the wick for relighting.

How to take care of your candles?

It is important to make sure your candle is burning evenly when you light

your candle.

When lighting a candle for the first time, allow it to burn for a few minutes. Before you

extinguish the candle, be sure the entire surface has melted. Why is this so? If you

don't, your candle may develop a rim of solid wax that never melts. This is known as

tunnelling; you've undoubtedly seen it before. If you want all of the wax in your

candle to burn, you must let it burn evenly before putting it out.

Keep your candle clean

After a few uses, you may notice that soot and other debris have begun to gather inside

the container. Remove this debris as soon as you see it. Debris that protrudes above

the wax can be ignited by the flame of the candle, resulting in several flames in the

candle. This can cause the candle to overheat, resulting in a flash over where the entire

surface of the candle catches fire.

When you detect wick trimmings in your candle's wax, use tweezers (or something

similar) to pluck them out. Wipe away soot, fingerprints, and other visual distractions

using a dry towel. However, avoid using a wet towel because water can cause your

candle to burn unevenly.

Trim your candle's wick

If you want a clean, even burn, ensure sure your candle's wick is the correct length.

Prior to lighting your candle make sure it is at the recommended length of .25 inches. If

it is longer, then trim the wick a wick trimmer or scissors if you don’t have a wick

trimmer. Once your wick is the right length you are good to light your candle and enjoy

it’s burn. Try not to trim the wick too short as it will be difficult to burn as it gets drowned

out with the sea of melted wax.

When putting out your candle, try to make as little of a mess as possible.

When it comes time to extinguish your candle, do it with caution. If your candle comes in

a jar, you can extinguish it simply by replacing the lid. You could also get a decent

snuffer. Blowing out a candle works, but it must be done gently. Use only the amount of

air that is required. If you blow too forcefully, the wax will splatter everywhere, wasting

your wax and leaving you with a mess to clean up.

You can also extinguish a candle by dipping the wick in molten wax. You may do this

with a wick dipper. Press your wick into the wax using the tool, then straighten it out

before it dries.

While there is still wax in your candle, it should be put out.

It would be best if you put out a candle before it runs out of wax altogether. This is

suggested as your vessel may overheat if it burns to the bottom. Overheating may

cause a hazardous reaction, a mess, or both. Most candle experts recommend that you

put out your candle while there is still 0.5 inches of wax in it.

Keep in mind that you can always clean out the wax and reuse your bottle. To burn off

the remaining wax, use a mug warmer or place your candle in the freezer. This can

cause the wax to shrink, making it easier to remove. Give your vessels a new lease of

life by repurposing them as a flower vase, an orchid pot, or a pencil holder.

Store your candles in a cool and dark place

Unfortunately, your candles will eventually burn out. Candles over time can lose their

scent, discolor, or otherwise get stale. Temperature variations, and light, can hasten the

aging process. So, keep your candles in a cold, dark place between seasons. It is best

to keep your candles at room temperature. And, if at all feasible, light your candles

within 12 to 16 months of purchasing them.

Wrap your candles before storing them.

A fantastic technique to keep your candles safe from the elements? Before keeping

them, wrap them in plastic wrap. Give your tucked-away candles the mummy treatment.

Wrap them up—with lids on if they have them—to keep them as airtight as possible.

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