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May 07, 2021 3 min read

One thing people often get wrong is that they neglect to consider how much care is involved when it comes to using candles. Normally, people would just light them and forget about them. However, this isn’t the best way to go about doing things. 

The last thing you want is for your luxury candles to go to waste. What’s sad is that many of you may actually be doing some things that cause your candles to burn up faster than they normally would. To add to this, there are things that people aren’t doing to take care of their candles. Luckily, this isn’t the end of the world and there are things that you can do to prevent this from happening.

If you want to learn more about what you can do to make the most out of your candles, then we have just the thing for you. Read on as we break down what you have to do to get the best burn from your candles!

Trim the Wicks

Now, we understand that you’re excited to light your brand new candle. However, if you want to keep your candles in good condition and not have to constantly buy candles then we suggest that you exercise a little bit of patience and allot some time to preparing the wick. 

Before lighting your candle, you should trim the wick to about a fourth of an inch. This is something that you’ll want to do every time you light your candle. If you see any signs of smoke, put the candle out immediately. Trim it again and light it to see if any smoke is still present. Failing to do this will cause smoke stains to ruin your candle. 

Get the First Burn Right

Getting a good first burn is one of the most important things when it comes to proper candle care. So how do you get a good first burn? Well, it’s actually not that difficult as all you have to do is to make sure that it burns long enough to have an even layer of hot wax on the surface of the candle. Failing to do this effectively shortens the lifespan of your candle. So how long should you let it burn? Letting your candle burn for around 2-3 hours should be enough to lay on an even layer of wax to keep your candle around for a long time.

Extinguish the Candles Properly

Lastly, it would only be fitting to end this guide with a tip on how to properly extinguish your candles. Many of you may not know this, but you might be extinguishing your candles the wrong way. Let us explain.

Blowing the candles, while perfectly acceptable for your birthday cakes, is harmful for your candles. This is because it can cause the wax to become uneven, which as we’ve already mentioned above can cause your candle to burn faster. Blowing on your candle to put it out also ruins the wick. Instead of blowing the candles out, just dip the tip of the wick into the wax to put the fire out. This also prevents any smoke from filling the room, as the wax will coat the tip of the wick.


We hope this guide proves to be helpful when it comes to helping you take care of your candles. While it may seem like a chore, making these small changes will allow you to fully enjoy your candles and prolong their lifespan.

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