Candles have a magical way of transforming any space into a soothing sanctuary. At Moment At Home, we believe that taking care of your candles is essential to enhance their longevity and maximize their enchanting aromas. In this article, we'll share our candle care advice to help you create the perfect ambiance and enjoy memorable moments in the warm glow of our exquisite candles.
1. Trim Your Wick:
To ensure an optimal burn, always trim your candle wick to about a quarter of an inch before each lighting. I cannot begin to tell you how often I notice candles with untrimmed wicks, huge flames or remnants of burned wick laying in the wax pool! Trimming the wick prevents excessive smoking, black soot, and ensures a clean, even burn.
2. Allow the Wax to Pool:
When lighting your Moment At Home candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt and create a full melt pool that reaches the edges of the container. This may take a couple of hours, but it also prevents tunneling and promotes an even burn throughout the lifespan of the candle. Remember, patience is key to achieving the best results!
3. Control the Burn Time:
It's important to control the duration of each burn session. Moment At Home advises keeping burn times to a maximum of four hours to prevent the glass container from overheating. This practice also extends the lifespan of your candle, allowing you to enjoy it for longer.
4. Avoid Candle Drafts:
Drafts can disrupt the flame and cause an uneven burn. Ensure that your candle is placed in an area free from drafts, such as open windows, fans, or air conditioning vents. This will help maintain a steady burn and prevent wax wastage.
5. Burn Safely:
Safety should always be a top priority. Place your candle on a heat-resistant surface, away from flammable objects, drafts, and out of the reach of children and pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended and extinguish it before leaving the room or going to bed.
6. Extinguish Carefully:
When it's time to extinguish your Moment At Home candle, use a candle snuffer or gently blow out the flame. Avoid blowing directly onto the wick like a birthday cake! This can cause smoke and cause the surrounding (HOT) wax to go everywhere! Make sure the wick is centered and standing upright before re-lighting.
7. Store Properly:
Proper storage can preserve the quality of your candles. Keep candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, as excessive heat can cause the wax to soften or discolor. Additionally, if you do not burn your candle often, protect it from dust and debris by covering it with a lid.
By following these candle care tips from the team here at Moment At Home, you can prolong the life of your candles while enjoying a safe and aromatic experience in the comfort of your own home.
Last, a bonus tip! Take the time to indulge in captivating scents and savor the unforgettable moments that our candles allow us to remember or sometimes even create.