Scented candles have the remarkable ability to transform any space into a sanctuary of soothing fragrances and relaxation. However, to truly indulge in their enchanting aromas, proper maintenance is key.
At Pairfum, we offer an exquisite selection of luxurious scented candles, each with unique and refreshing fragrances. Our in-house perfumer and artisans also use their creativity to produce a variety of incredible niche fragrances, reed diffusers, room sprays, linen sprays and much more.
In this blog, we’ll delve into the essential aspects of scented candle care, equipping you with the knowledge and techniques to prolong their lifespan and maximise their fragrance potential. From selecting the right candle to fixing common issues, we’ll help you ensure olfactory perfection.
Whether you’re a candle enthusiast or a novice, this guide will empower you with the tools to maintain scented candles like a pro. Let’s dive in and unveil the secrets to a long-lasting and captivating fragrance experience!
1. Choosing the Right Candle
When it comes to scented candles, selecting the right one is crucial for achieving a long-lasting fragrance. Several factors play a significant role in determining the candle’s aroma longevity.
First, consider the quality of the candle and its ingredients. Choose candles made from high-quality wax, such as soy or beeswax, as they tend to burn more slowly and evenly. Additionally, examine the fragrance throw, which refers to how far the fragrance travels. Look for candles with a strong throw, to ensure that the aroma fills the room effortlessly.
Lastly, consider fragrance notes that align with your preferences, whether it’s calming lavender or cosy vanilla. By carefully considering these factors, you can select a candle that promises an enduring and delightful fragrance experience.
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2. Preparing Your Candle for Use
Preparing your scented candle before lighting it is an important step in maximising its fragrance and ensuring a safe burning experience. Begin by trimming the wick to around ¼ inch to promote a clean and even burn. Remove any debris or burnt wick fragments from the candle surface.
Allow the candle to burn for a sufficient time, ensuring that the entire surface becomes liquid to prevent tunnelling. Make sure to place the candle on a heat-resistant surface, away from drafts or flammable objects.
By following these pre-burning rituals, you can create the ideal conditions for a longer-lasting and more aromatic candle experience, ensuring that every moment spent basking in its captivating fragrance is truly enchanting.
3. Trim and Burn for Optimal Fragrance Release
Maintaining an even wick is essential for optimal fragrance release and the longevity of your scented candle. Regularly trimming the wick to approximately ¼ inch before each burn helps prevent excessive smoke and soot, ensuring a clean and efficient burn.
A longer wick can lead to an uneven burn, causing the candle to tunnel and wasting valuable wax. Keep an eye on the flame height, ensuring that it stays around 1-1.5 inches for a steady and controlled burn.
By trimming and monitoring the wick, you promote a consistent and even melting of the wax, allowing the fragrance oils to disperse evenly, filling your space with a delightful and long-lasting aroma.
4. Extending Your Candle’s Life
To extend the life of your scented candles and preserve their fragrance, proper extinguishing and storage is paramount. When extinguishing a candle, avoid blowing it out, as this can create smoke and cause hot wax to splatter.
Instead, use a candle snuffer or gently dunk the wick into the melted wax and then straighten it again. This helps prevent wick smouldering and ensures a clean start for the next burn.
When storing candles, keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. Ideally, store them in airtight containers to prevent dust accumulation and preserve their aroma. By adopting these practices, you can enjoy your scented candles for longer, savouring their fragrance until the very last burn.
5. Fixing Common Candle Issues
When it comes to scented candle maintenance, you’re likely to face a few common challenges. One such problem is tunnelling, where the candle burns down the centre, leaving unused wax on the sides. To fix this, ensure that you allow the candle to burn long enough for the entire surface to melt on each use.
Additionally, if your candle produces excessive soot, check the wick length and trim it to the recommended size. To eliminate smoking, ensure that the wick is centred and upright before lighting it. By addressing these common challenges, you can maintain a beautiful and fragrant candle that burns evenly and fills your space with heavenly aromas.
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