3 Simple Candle Care Tips

3 Simple Candle Care Tips

Posted by Nalana Lillie, Contributor: Sarah Temraz on Feb 20th 2020

Have you ever wished you could get a better burn from your candles? Do you have candles that are soot-y, the wax doesn’t burn, and it all just isn’t as exciting as you thought it would be when you bought the candle in the store?

In today's video, I'm going to give you a few tips and tricks on how you can improve the performance of your candles. These three tips are super simple…and will help you create a candle experience you are hoping for and will love!


Tip #1: Trim the Wick (everytime!)

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This tip is an easy one, but it’s one that people often don’t know about. When we leave our wicks long, we create a greater flame, smoke, and soot. Trimming our wicks every single time we light our candles is not only much safer, but also results in a better burn. When you use our wick trimmer, trim the wick less than 1/4 of an inch. This is short enough to ignite the candle and melt the wax.


Tip #2: Proper First Burn

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Another tip that is often overlooked when caring for our candles is allowing our candles to have a proper first burn. With Book Scents candles, for your first burn, you only need about 3-4 hours or until the wax is melted from corner to corner. If a candle isn’t wicked properly and not burned right the first time, tunneling can ensue, along with wasted wax and fragrance. With our dual wicks, we prevent tunneling and all we ask for in return is a proper first burn of 3-4 hours!


Tip #3: Don’t blow out your candles!

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Blowing out our candles causes excess smoke, soot, and improper combustion. Save your breath for your birthday cakes and use these two tools instead to extinguish your candles: a wick dipper and a bell snuffer. Our detailed video explains how to utilize both of these easy-to-use tools in order to extinguish your candles’ flames with very little smoke.


Remember…candle care is important, especially to us at Book Scents! Our candles are inspired by characters and settings that we adore in fandom. With our tried and true tricks, you will receive the best experience you can have with your candles. When we care for our candles, they last much longer and we don’t have to say goodbye so soon.