Why A Candle’s First Burn Is The Most Important

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How can we really make our candles last as long as possible? Well, it all comes down to the very first burn.

There are some simple care and maintenance steps to follow. ‘The first burn is the most important,” say the experts at Yankee Candle. “Always trim the wick to 3mm (1/8 inches) before lighting and keep it trimmed while burning, this will help to prevent smoking.”

To do this, simply trim the wick every few hours of burn time. When wick trimming, always extinguish the flame, let the candle come to room temperature and trim the wick to 1/8 inches before relighting.

“On the first burn you should allow the wax to liquefy or to melt from edge to edge of the jar or tumbler,” Yankee Candle explains. “This will prevent the wax from building on either side of the jar, otherwise known as tunneling.”

And the final piece of advice? “In order to minimize wax left on the sides of the jar, burn three hours at a time and try not to allow the flame to touch the side of the jar, as this may cause the jar to become too hot.”

What is the difference between candles and reed diffusers?

Yankee Candle explains: ‘Reed diffusers are an “easy living” product, as they diffuse fragrance continuously day after day through capillary diffusion. Meanwhile, scented candles bring a warm and cozy ambiance to your home. Mixing and matching the two is a great way of combining depending on the room and moment.’

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