Burn Notice : Tips to Burn Your Favorite Candle Properly

Lighting a candle is the perfect way to create a warm and inviting home for guests or wind down your day and relax. Now that you have found your favorite home fragrance to give your space the perfect touch, you want to make sure you get the most out of your scented candle.

Have you ever experienced a candle that had its own personality and just burned sideways or unevenly? You’re not alone. While most high-quality candles are perfectly designed for a proper, clean burn, our user errors can leave the tops smokey and uneven.


With a few steps and proper care on your side, you can ensure a safe and long-lasting burn. Follow these tips to make the most of your candle so it burns clean and bright for hours.

Candle Care Tips:
  1. Trim your wix to 1/8” at all times.
  2.  The first burn is your most important burn: don’t burn your candle less than 2 hours the first time you light it.
  3. Make sure the wax gets liquid to the rim of the glass
  4. Don’t burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time
Candle Safety Tips:
  1. Always burn your candles away from drafts and anything flammable
  2. Make sure burning candles are out of reach of children and pets
  3. Never leave a burning candle unattended!
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How do you burn your favorite candle?
Candle lovers, share your tips with us….


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  • Reply Carla July 22, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    These are great tips, Lisa. Years ago most of my candles would always burn uneven or they’d tunnel & ruin the look. All because I didn’t know any better! Recently I’ve started using a warmer for scented candles, mainly when I can’t have an open flame. I just place it on the plate & it’s good to go!

  • Reply Adriana Arnold October 1, 2015 at 12:07 am


    I could talk all day about candles 🙂 I do have a collection of candles. I love the spice one for winter time, special because I live in a state in US that gets a lot snow on heavy winter time, it is perfect for hot chocolate, fire place and spice smells. What is your favor smell for winter candles?
    Today is a good day to be a good day 🙂
    Adriana Arnold

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