Hey there, candle connoisseurs! Scented candles have become an essential part of creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere in our homes. Whether you use them for relaxation, meditation, or simply to enhance the ambiance of your space, there's no denying the magic of a flickering candle. However, to make the most of your scented candles and ensure they burn beautifully from start to finish, proper candle care is essential. In this guide, we'll explore the tips and tricks to keep your VIGYL candles burning bright and maximize their life.
Note: For optimal performance, always refer to the burn instructions located on the bottom of your VIGYL candle for individual product specifications.
Choosing the Right Location
Before you even light your scented candle, it's important to consider where you'll place it. Always keep candles away from drafts, as they can cause uneven burning and soot buildup. Ensure your candle is on a stable, heat-resistant surface and away from flammable materials.
Trim the Wick
One of the most crucial steps in candle care is trimming the wick. Before lighting your VIGYL candle, trim the wick to approximately 1/4 inch (6mm). This prevents the flame from becoming too large, which can lead to soot and uneven burning. Regularly trimming the wick also extends the life of your candle.
The First Burn Matters
When you light your new VIGYL candle for the first time, make sure to allow it to burn until the entire surface becomes liquid. This sets the "memory" of the candle, ensuring it burns evenly in the future. For larger candles, this may take a few hours, so be patient.
Tunneling occurs when a candle burns down the center, leaving a tunnel-like hole. To prevent this, always burn your candle long enough for the entire surface to become liquid. If tunneling has already occurred, you can use a candle warmer to melt the wax around the edges and even it out.
Never leave a burning candle unattended. Always extinguish the flame if you need to leave the room. Keep candles out of reach of children and pets, and never move a burning candle. Wait until the wax has cooled and solidified before relocating it.
Instead of blowing out your VIGYL candle, which can create smoke and affect the scent, use a candle snuffer or a candle lid to extinguish the flame. This preserves the fragrance and prevents wax from splattering.
Store Candles Properly
To maintain the scent and quality of your scented candles, store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. This prevents the fragrance from dissipating and the wax from melting.
Keep the Wax Pool Clean
If debris like matches or wick trimmings fall into the melted wax, they can cause the candle to burn unevenly. Use a wick dipper or a spoon to remove any debris carefully.
So, there you have it – our fabulous guide to candle care! With these tips, your VIGYL candles will not only be the life of the party but also last longer, saving you some cha-ching. Whether you're a seasoned candle enthusiast or just beginning to explore the world of scented candles, these tips will ensure your candles burn bright and beautifully every time. Make candle care a ritual, and you'll enjoy the soothing and aromatic benefits of your candles for hours on end.
At VIGYL, we offer a wide range of scented candles to elevate your space's atmosphere. Explore our collection today and experience the magic of high-quality, handcrafted candles.