There’s a correct way to burn a candle?

There’s a correct way to burn a candle?

We didn’t know there was a “correct way” of burning a candle until we reaaaaally got into it. Most people are unaware that there is a proper method to burn a candle — and even fewer are aware of what that is.
If you follow these tips, you'll get a lot more out of your candles every time, with no wasted wax (or scent).

1. Trim the wick. Every Single Time.

Before lighting your candle, cut the wick to about 1/8 and 1/4 inch. To trim your wicks, whether you use scissors, nail clippers, or our wick trimmer (coming soon), trim every time.
Isn't it Cleaner, brighter burn will result from trimming the wicks of your candles. They're far more prone to develop an odd shape that dulls and obscures the flame if they aren't properly trimmed To keep the flame from getting out of control, cut the ends of the candlewick to keep it from getting too long. This isn't an issue with our tin candles, though.

2. Let the wax melt evenly

Don't blow out your candle until the top layer of wax has completely melted. Do not attempt to burn a candle unless you have the time. 

There's a process called tunneling that occurs when you don't reach full melt. A tunnel is developing in the candle's center as the candle's wick sinks lower and lower. At some point, the tunnel will be so deep that it will be impossible to ignite the candle. It is more essential to note, though, that all of that unmelted wax on the sides signifies hours of wonderful smell and burn time that you purchased but might never get to experience.

As long as you melt the wax evenly from top to bottom every time you burn, your candle will stay flat and clean until it burns out.

3. Don’t keep candles burning for longer than 4 hours

Over 4 hours of burning will cause carbon to build up on the wick, which will cause it to "mushroom." There are several things that can happen as a result of this, including the wick becoming unstable, the flame being too large, your candle smoking and soot being discharged into the air and

4. Keep the flame out of the way of flowing air.

Your candle should be kept out of the path of open windows, air conditioners, fans, and frequently frequented places. Moved air can disrupt the flame, which can also discolor the container and cause tunneling.

5. To put out the flame, dip your wicks in wax.

One of the most crucial steps that people seem to overlook is this one.
If you've ever blown out a candle, you've probably noticed that it emits a lot of smoke Because the wick's core continues to burn for a short period of time, the inside of the wick might convert to carbon (ash), making it brittle and making the candle difficult to ignite the next time around.

There's also the scent. Why, after letting a lovely candle burn, do you want to cover it up with the stench of smoke? It's risky because you could blow part of the molten wax off the candle by mistake.

What's the best way to dip a wick? Anything from tweezers to a knife would suffice. After you've extinguished the candle, prop it up and take the wick out of the wax so it's ready to use again.

6. Store your candles properly.

To keep candles clear of dust and debris and to help maintain the wax and aroma, keep them in a cool, dark, and dry area with the lid on. If you love scented candles, make sure to use and replace them frequently to keep their appearance and function in good shape.