1. PUT YOUR CANDLE IN THE RIGHT PLACE
If you’re setting your candle near a window that gets opened often, an overhead fan, or an air vent, it can affect how strong the candle smells. Moving air can also disturb your candle’s flame, leading to more black marks on the glass.
2. LET THE WAX MELT TO GET THE MOST SCENT
Each time you burn your candle, letting the whole top layer melt means you’ll get the most scent possible out of your candle. It takes an average of 2 hours of burn time to maximize your candles' fragrance.
3. KEEP THE WICK TRIMMED TO 1/8 INCH AT ALL TIMES
Long wicks are the top cause of smoky stains that end up on your glass jar candles. Trimming the wick keeps the flame in control and helps prevent soot marks from forming.
TIP: Each time you want to burn your candle, start by trimming the wick to 1/4 inches long. You can use scissors, nail clippers (that’s my personal fav), or a special wick trimmer, but no matter what you do, always trim!
4. REMEMBER SAFETY WHEN YOU’RE BURNING CANDLES
Always burn your candle on a heat resistant surface and remember to keep it out of drafts and NEVER leave it unattended while lit. Make sure burning candles are out of reach of children and pets. Make sure to never set your candle on top of its lid while burning.
5. GET RID OF YOUR CANDLE WHEN THERE’S ONLY 1 INCH OF WAX LEFT
At 2 inches of wax, you should be more attentive to the way your candle is burning. Ideally, you want to prevent your candle from overheating in its glass jar. If the whole candle melts into liquid, the wick (or wicks) can float to the side of the jar. Always keep a lit candle in sight.
When your candle only has 1 inch of wax left in the jar, it’s time to let your candle go to the big candle store in the sky. Although the candle is gone, you can easily re-use the jar!