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Get The Most From Your Scented Candles

Sunday, 13 January 2013  |  TJReiki

Tips to get the best and longest burn time from your Jar Candles

1. Always cut the wick prior to burning. The wick only needs to be a quarter of an inch, maximum. Any longer & it will "mushroom" and smoke.

2. Never light a jar scented candle unless you have enough time to let it burn until there is a layer of melted wax all around, touching the glass sides. If you don’t do this, then the candle will create a "tunnel" effect, and will not burn evenly down the sides of the jar - thus reducing the burn time drastically, and wasting it.

3. Try to avoid placing a candle where there is a draught - to obtain optimal burning time, you need to have a steady flame. One way to help with this is to place a Candle Shade onto the jar. Follow this link to see a selection of Candle Shades

A candle shade also makes the candle look extra special, and creates a lovely focal point, allows the wax to melt quicker, and produce a nice, long, even burn.

4. If your scented candle has tunneled, and will not re-light, or if you have any unused wax left in the jar, then carefully remove the wax, and place it on the top of an oil burner, or Tart Warmer. This will allow the wax to melt, and release the wonderful fragrance, quickly into your room. And of course, is a great way to use up ALL of the wax. Follow the link, to see a selection of Tart warmers:

Any questions, post them up, and I will do my best to help you get the most from your treasured candles. Or maybe you have your own tips to share?