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
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.
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
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
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.