Candle Care 101

As a candle enthusiast, it's important to properly care for your candles to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some expert tips to help you maintain the longevity and quality of your candles:

Trimming the Wick

Before each use, it is recommended to trim the wick of your candle to approximately 1/4". This helps to prevent excessive smoke, soot, and uneven burning. A trimmed wick also promotes a steady and clean flame, allowing you to fully enjoy the fragrance and ambiance of your candle.

When using Wickless Candles

Just like with a flame burning candle, you should only leave your candle warmer on for a few hours at a time. After about 3-4 hours, turn the candle warmer off and allow your candle to fully cool before warming it again.

Disposing of Wickless Candles

When it comes to wickless candles, proper disposal is key. To prevent clogging, it is important to dispose of the wax in the trash and not down the drain. Here's a simple method to safely remove the wax from the candle jar:

  1. Boil water in a saucepan.
  2. Pour the boiling water into the candle jar, filling it halfway.
  3. Allow the water to cool and the wax to rise to the surface.
  4. Once the water is cold and the wax has solidified on the surface, carefully remove the wax.
  5. Clean the jar thoroughly before reusing or recycling.


Use the Double Boiler Method

Fill a pot or saucepan with water (no more than 3/4 full), set your candle jar inside, and bring the water to a boil. Once your wax is soft enough to remove with a spoon, you're all set (you can test if the wax is soft enough by poking it with a spoon or knife)


By following these steps, you can easily dispose of the wax without causing any damage to your plumbing system and keep your candle jars clean for future use.

Remember, proper candle care not only enhances your overall experience but also ensures the safety and longevity of your beloved candles. Enjoy the soothing glow and captivating scents of your candles with confidence!