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How to Take Care of Candles to Increase Their Life

Candle Saving Advice!

By Harry SimpsonPublished 2 months ago 4 min read

A candle’s radiance turns the ambiance cozy and warm with its beautiful existence. The candlelight holds a welcoming gesture and lit the dim room with its flickering presence. There is a wide range of fragrant candles available in the market that offer your personal spaces an amazing aroma. Candle lovers never want their candles to get finished whether they hold one favorite or an impressive range. Everyone wants to enjoy them as long as possible. In this article, we have come up with a few tips and tricks that could extend the candle’s burning time.

What is the average lifespan of a candle?

The lifespan of a candle depends upon the following three factors:

· Candle weight

· Wax and wick quality

· Ambiance in which it is used

For an easy understanding, the bigger candles have more burning time than the smaller ones. If a candle weighs around 180g, it would roughly have 40 hours of lifespan. But the environment plays quite an important role in its performance. The use of premium wax and cotton wicks also makes your candle stand out. The beauty of candles lies in their light, which could be extended if you use them with love and care.

Ways to Take Care of Candles

Following are a few tips and tricks you could use to take care of candles:

· Choose the Right-Sized Candle for Your Room

The size of the candle should be decided according to the room dimensions. The candle size should perfectly correspond to the environment. It should not be too small or too big. A 4-ounce candle is not enough to brighten up a wide space. On the other hand, a larger candle is not required in your room but rather needed in a TV lounge.

· Limit Burn Time

Burn your candles for quite a few hours if you are using them for the very first time. Allow your candles to fill up the ambiance with their light or fragrance for at least 4 hours on its first time of burning. This would make room for the top layer to perfectly melt and give candles an even burning for the next time. Avoid candle tunneling as it could become responsible for wax wastage, reducing its ability to cheer up the surroundings.

· Let a candle completely cool before lighting it again

Ensure your candle’s care and give it proper time to relax before lighting it up again. This would allow the melted wax to get settled in its place to produce an incredible burn. This step should be a ritual for fragrant candles as it enhances its smell and does not allow the candle to lose its brightness quite early. The wick could get displaced if not given proper time to cool ruining the whole experience candle could offer if handled properly.

· Clean After Each Use

Avoid being a challenging part for the fragile candles. Let the candles cool down to room temperature to get them properly cleaned after use. This is important to keep them working for a longer time. Get rid of burnt flakes with a wet cotton pad drenched in warm soapy water. After cleaning it up, cover the candle with its lid to keep it safe from any type of dust or damage.

· Protect your Candle After Use

Do not let your candles get exposed to the ultraviolet radiations of the sunlight. Protect your candles in an indoor environment to augment their lifespan and burning time. Keep it away from the outdoors, sand, breeze, and heat. Keep the candles dry and do not let them melt without any purpose. Do not leave your candles unattended in a room, as it could cause some major damage.

· Pack them in Proper Boxes

Nothing is more important than impressive candle packaging. The small brands should also focus on the production of customized candle boxes to keep the candles safe as well as presentable in the competitive market. Personalized packaging has become a necessity to make your candles reach the customer’s destination safely. The brands could even order some sort of cushioning e.g. bubble wrap to keep the candles secured in case of any shock.

The leading packaging manufacturers are offering a wide range of creative ideas to pack the candles. The candle manufacturers could bring their box imaginations to their table or discuss the requirements to get the packaging designed as per the customer preferences. The use of custom-printed candle boxes also boosts brand recognition and helps the small venture earn a great reputation in comparison to its rivals.


About the Creator

Harry Simpson

A Good Reader and writer at Medium and other resource pages.

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