Looking to extend the life of your candles? Our M&W Candle Care Do's & Don'ts guide has all the tips and tricks you need to keep your candles burning bright. From proper burning techniques to avoiding common mistakes, we'll guide you through every step of the candle care process. Learn how to get the most out of your candles and create a cozy, inviting atmosphere in your home. Check out our M&W Candle Care Do's & Don'ts guide today!
Place your candle on a heat-resistant surface.
This may seem self-evident, but it needs repeating. Before lighting your candle, make
sure it's on a stable, heat-resistant surface. Otherwise, you risk causing damage to your
furnishings. And, of course, put your candle away from combustible things, as well as
any children or pets who might knock it over.
Do keep lighted candles a few inches apart
If you decide to light numerous candles at once, keep them at least several inches
apart. They can cause each other to heat up or melt if they are placed too close
together. Candle-scaping is a lovely look. Maintain a minimum of 5 to 6 inches of space
between your candles to ensure the best performance.
Do follow the instructions.
It is usually a good idea to read the directions. Candles can be constructed from a
variety of different materials, so it's essential to follow the care instructions that came
with yours. This will assist you in ensuring that your candle lasts as long as possible.
Don't keep your candle in a windy spot.
The wind might cause your candle to burn unevenly, resulting in tunnelling. Keep the
candle away from drafts, air vents, and windows. If you notice the flame flickering or
tunnelling, move the candle to a location with less air movement.
Don't let your wick mushroom.
Have you ever seen a candle wick that is topped with what appears to be a small
charred piece of popcorn? This is known as a mushroom. Before relighting your candle,
remove any mushrooms from the wick. Otherwise, you risk creating a huge, smoky
blaze. Look for mushrooms and eliminate them when you try to trim your wick. After
then, relight your candle.
Don’t freeze your candle.
It's an old wives story that freezing candles makes them last longer, but it's not true.
Freezing a candle, on the other hand, might cause its wax to split.
This can make getting a clean, even burn the next time you ignite it more difficult.
Never leave a candle unattended.
Never leave your candle unattended. Falling asleep with your candle burning is not
safe. Accidents can and do occur, but you may avoid them by remaining alert and
present when your candle is lit.