It’s Candle Season…in need of Candle Burning Tips?

It’s Candle Season…are you ready?   Before we go off on a Candle Shopping spree – and yes, I will.  Let’s sit and share some candle secrets.

 Many people share the common misconception that expensive candles are suppose to perfectly burn for hours.

Nope…not true !

Candle Burning Tips

Sadly, unless you properly know how to burn a candle, horrible things may happen.

 An expensive candle for example can easily burn worse than a $2.00 candle.

Just look at this diptyque candle.

Candle Burning Tips

Yes ladies, I was surprised to see this happen to such an esteemed brand.  In a state of disbelief, rather than blaming the candle, I decided to do some research.

So when I stopped by the Jo Malone counter @Nordstrom I had the pleasure in speaking to such a helpful person.  Trust me, it’s rather embarrassing having to ask a person for advice on how to do something as simple as candle burning.

To avoid any future embarrassments, let me share some of the wonderful advice he shared:

  • Before lighting the candle, make sure it is placed on a flat, even surface.
  • During the first burn, always melt the entire top layer.  (Set aside adequate amount of time, depending on the candle’s width, this may take a few hours).
  • Always place the Candle Wick in the center of the candle.  During burns, the wick may move so you may need to make occasional adjustments.
  • Remember to trim the wick; long wicks cause candles to burn faster.
  • Gently blow out the candle to avoid the wick from moving off to one side.

I hope you find these tips as helpful as I did.  After following his advice, all of my candle woes disappeared.  Do you have any Candle Burning Tips and tricks you would like to share?

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