[productsamples] I was at an event last week and a conversation around people not knowing how to look after their candles properly started. It, apparently, really does make a difference to adhere to some candle etiquette and let’s face it, they’re so damn expensive that anything that keeps them going longer and better has to be good. I asked Andrew Goetz at Malin + Goetz for his advice on candle care.
You shouldn’t burn your candle to the very, very bottom – you need to leave a fine layer of wax at the end. I’ve heard of glass breaking because of this so don’t take it to the bitter end. You can remove any residual wax once the candle is finished by pouring hot water into the vessel, if you want to keep it. I like to keep the small jars for little flowers in summer. Most candles shouldn’t be burned for too long – once the fragrance is in the room it will stay a while. A good tip, if you like the ambience of a candle, is to light a cheaper, unscented candle and still enjoy the fragrance from the scented one once its been blown out.
So, as a recap, pay attention to the first burn, trim your wick and don’t burn to the bitter end. Happy candling and thank you Andrew for your advice.
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