Did you know you can prolong the life of your candle? Many people are surprised when I tell them they can get up to 60 hours burn-time out of their Camille Co. candle. Follow these simple steps to ensure you are correctly caring for your soy candle.
Burn it to the edge
So when I say "burn it properly", what do I mean? Each time you light your candle, let the entire surface of the candle melt. How? For Camille Co. candles this takes approximately an hour, so ensure that you burn your candle for at least an hour every time. What happens if you don't? You will probably end up with a tunnel. Your candle's life will be shortened as it will not be burning up the wax on the edges of the vessel.
Trim the wick
Keeping your wick trimmed will help to keep your flame under control. A controlled flame uses less wax which will make your candle last longer. An untrimmed wick will also produce more soot.
You may have noticed that some wicks "mushroom" at the top, this is perfectly normal & is just a result of fragrance being drawn up through the wick. If the "mushroom" is not trimmed off, it will smoke more when you blow it out.
It is best to keep it trimmed to 5-6mm.
I trim my candle's wick right before I light it. This way, the wax isn't hot.
Watch your burn-time
If you burn your candle for longer than 4 hours at a time, you won't get as many hours out of it. Every time the wax in your candle has to melt & resolidify, the longer it will last. For example, if you burn your candle for an hour at a time for a total of 8 hours, it will use less wax than if you leave it to burn for 8 hours straight.
Don't burn right to the end
This is more a matter of safety than anything else. Try to leave a bit of solid wax in the bottom of your candle to prevent the vessel from getting too hot.
These points are valid for any type of soy candle. However, the specifics of this blog post are relevant to Camille Co. candles in particular (burn time etc). To get your own Camille Co. candle, you can buy yours online here.
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