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June 25, 2021 3 min read

Candle enthusiasts are incredibly blessed with many different scented candles available for use, depending on your current mood. There are so many scents to choose from, and it can be exciting to try everything you can get your hands on. 

Whether you are on a tight budget for the best candles or enjoy the fragrance that you have started using, it is helpful to know about candle preservation. After all, you want your luxury candles to last as long as possible, right?

Here are seven tips that will help prolong the lifespan of your scented candles: 

Keep Them Away from Drafts

Wind is the primary factor that speeds up the combustion of a candle. By placing your scented candles away from windows and doors, you save them from gusts that enter your home. Ideally, candles should be placed in the center of the room so you can fully enjoy their scent.

Do Not Blow Your Candles

Extinguishing your candles by blowing their flame is a form of exposing them to a small gust of wind which, as stated above, shortens their lifespan. It is better to dip the wick or, better yet, to use a snuffer. 

Regularly Cut the Wick

Preserving your candles also means paying special attention to their wicks. Longer wicks lead to much faster melting rates, so it’s best to keep them short—lengths between 0.5 to 0.8 cm above the wax level are ideal. This length provides a healthy flame that will burn the candle at a steadier pace.

Monitor the Time Your Candles are Burning

Do not let your scented candles burn for more than 2 hours because the wick above the wax level will get longer, thus increasing the flame's intensity. This can also produce too much smoke, rendering the candle’s scent ineffective. Conversely, it would be best to let your scented candles burn for at least 30 minutes to avoid tunneling.

Cool Your Scented Candles

Soybean candles have longer lifespans than other candle types, but if your scented candle at home isn’t soy, there are other ways to extend its life. A cool candle burns more slowly, which is why experts recommend refrigerating your scented candles for a few minutes before using them.

Ensure the Cleanliness of Your Candles

Some dirt and dust cannot be avoided sticking on the melted wax once your scented candles start burning and performing their magic. Keeping them away from these kinds of impurities can contribute to the candles' life and ensures that they produce a pure fragrance at all times.

Understand the Factors Affecting Your Candles' Lifespan

The things above can help you preserve your candles, but you must also understand that the burning time of your scented candles primarily depends on their weight, the quality of their wax and wick, and the environment they are placed in. 

Heavier candles have longer burning times because of the sheer amount of wax that’s being burned. And you would want to purchase from trusted manufacturers to ensure that your candles were made with quality. 


Scented candles can affect the mood of those who smell their fragrance at any time of the day. Some scents can be difficult to find and purchase, which is why knowing and practicing these helpful hacks can give you a few extra hours of scented goodness. 

Lovespoon Candles offers a large selection of decadent fragrances andpremium candles you will surely enjoy. Visit our online store to find the perfect scent to suit your liking and personality!