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How do I keep my candles burning longer and brighter? Here’s a few good tips…..

TO BEGIN, make sure your ‘first burn’ is 1 hour for each 1 inch of the width of the candle.  So a 3” X 6” pillar (3” wide and 6” tall) should burn 3 hours the first time you light it.  fixed 430x315This creates a ‘burn pool’ which will allow your wick to  burn the optimal hours – in the case of our 3” X 6” pillar, that is 80 hours!

Once the candle has burned for the first time, always trim the wick to ¼” in length before you re-light it.  This avoids a huge flame that will burn the candle unevenly and too quickly.

No drafts please.  If you notice your flame dancing around and not burning straight up, there must be a draft in the room.  This makes the candle burn uneven, too quickly, and if it is a taper….it will cause it to drip!

Table setting with Arniston candles

Keep the wax pool clean of wick pieces, matches, or other debris.  These can start on fire from the flame.

If you like to group your candles, make sure they are at least 3 inches apart when burning. Candles placed too closely together can create their own draft and cause the candles to flare, as well as give off heat to each other causing the candle wax to melt unevenly.

Remember, candles add a soft, relaxing mood to any location and are meant to be burned.  And if you follow these easy tips, you should be able to enjoy the lasting glow of your candle until the very end!

 

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