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A GUIDE TO LIGHTING AND CARING FOR CANDLES

February 2, 2024

Candles have been used for centuries to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in homes, religious ceremonies, and special occasions. Beyond their practical use as a light source, candles can add a touch of elegance and serenity to any space. However, to fully enjoy the benefits of candles, it’s important to know how to light and care for them properly. In this article, we will explore some essential tips to enhance your candle experience.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT CANDLE:

Select candles made from quality materials, such as beeswax or soy wax, for a cleaner and longer burn.

Consider the size and shape of the candle, keeping in mind the space where it will be placed.

Consider the size and shape of the candle, keeping in mind the space where it will be placed.

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TRIMMING THE WICK:

Trim the wick to about 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) before lighting to prevent excessive smoking and uneven burning.

A well-trimmed wick ensures a steady flame and prolongs the life of the candle.

SETTING THE MOOD:

Place candles strategically to create a cosy atmosphere. Consider using candles of varying sizes for visual interest.

Experiment with scented candles to introduce pleasant aromas into your space. Opt for scents that complement the season or your mood.

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AVOIDING DRAFTS:

Keep candles away from drafts, as moving air can cause uneven burning and may lead to dripping wax.

If using candles outdoors, consider using hurricane lanterns to protect the flame from wind.

FIRST BURN:

Allow the candle to burn for a few hours on its first use to establish a “memory burn.” This helps prevent tunnelling and ensures an even burn in subsequent uses.

USING CANDLE ACCESSORIES:

Invest in candle accessories such as candle holders, snuffers, and trays to enhance safety and aesthetics.

Snuff candles instead of blowing them out to prevent hot wax from splattering.

EXTINGUISHING SAFELY:

Use a candle snuffer or gently dip the wick into the melted wax to extinguish the flame. This minimizes smoke and prevents the wick from smouldering.

REGULAR MAINTENANCE:

Check candles periodically for any signs of damage or irregular burning.

Dust candles regularly to maintain their appearance and prevent debris from interfering with the flame.

STORING CANDLES:

Store candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent warping or discoloration.

Consider wrapping candles in plastic or storing them in airtight containers to preserve their scent.

SAFETY FIRST:

Never leave a burning candle unattended.

Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.

Place candles on heat-resistant surfaces to avoid damage to furniture.

With the right care and attention, candles can transform any space into a haven of warmth and tranquillity. From selecting the perfect candle to mastering the art of trimming wicks and extinguishing flames, these tips will help you make the most of your candle-lit moments. So, light up, relax, and bask in the gentle glow of your well-cared-for candles.

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