3 Best Tips to Enjoy Your Scented Candles Better
Updated: Oct 22, 2018
You love scented candles. It's a great home fragrance and a stress therapy.
A good scented candle don't come cheap, so you would want to enjoy it the right way and maximise all it's quality.
I love them too. But I hate it when I get so much of unburned wax. Or getting black smoke and burning smell when I re-light my candle. Ergh.
Recently I learned a few great tips but here are 3 best tips for you to enjoy your scented candles safely, for a long time, without altering it's quality.
TIP #1 Avoid Tunnelling
You would want to avoid "Tunnelling" because it causes waste of wax.
You would need to burn your candle at least 2-3 hours until an even (homogeneous) melting pool of wax appears, in order to avoid hollowing / tunnelling from happening. Once tunnelling happens, you can no longer burn the wasted wax.
TIP #2 No More Black Smoke
When you re-light your candle, you are re-burning your burnt wick. This causes black smoke and burning smell to happen. And the black smoke will stain around your candle glass - or anything else directly above it, like your ceiling, if it's close enough.
Trim your burned long wick before you light your candle. Ideally, use a wick trimmer to trim 3-5mm. Diptyque wick trimmer is able to trim it easily, even when the candle wax is almost finish.
TIP #3 Don't Blow Out Your Candle, Just Snuff It!
Of course it's easier to blow out your candle. But by doing so, you will create smoke, burning smell, and other instances you can burn something.
Extinguish your candle using a snuffer to avoid that smoke. You can also use a candle lid - but I prefer a candle snuffer cause it's just classier. You can find the diptyque candle snuffer here.
Diptyque is available in at Diptyque Malaysia at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and all Ken's Apothecary stores.
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