5 Ways To Make Your Candles Last Longer

5 Ways To Make Your Candles Last Longer

If you treat your candles well, they can last longer—and both the light and scent will be enjoyable for a longer period of time. Here are five ways to help make that happen.

1. Trim the wick

If you're burning a candle for the first time, cut the wick down to 1/4 inch before lighting it. This will help ensure that the wax burns evenly and reduces soot.

2. Limit candle burning

Avoid burning the candle for more than 4 hours at a time. This will help prevent the candle from overheating and melting too quickly.

3. Store your candle

It’s not just about looks. A candle that is stored in a cool, dry place can last longer than one that is exposed to heat or direct sunlight. Store your candle away from the sun to get the best burn time and fragrance out of each one.

4. Place in a draft-free area

Drafts can make a candle flicker and extinguish the flame. When using candles in your home try to not place them directly in front of an open window or vent.

5. Use a candle snuffer

One of the best ways to extinguish a candle is with a candle snuffer. It will help prevent hot wax from splattering and reduce smoke, allowing you to use the same candle longer.

By following these tips, you can help your favorite candle burn stronger, brighter and longer. Happy candle-burning!

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