Candle Care 101

In order to keep your Oroma candle burning bright and beautiful, it’s important to take good care of it. Here are some simple and easy tips for making your candles last longer and burn better:

  1. Trim the wick: Before lighting your candle, make sure the wick is trimmed to about 1/4 inch. A longer wick can cause the candle to burn too quickly and create a large flame, which can be a safety hazard.

  2. Burn for long enough: When lighting your candle, make sure to burn it for long enough so that the entire surface of the wax melts. This will prevent the candle from tunneling, which is when the candle burns down the center, leaving wax on the sides. If you are using a soy wax candle, it’s especially important to burn it for 1-2 hours on the first burn, as soy wax has a "memory" and will only burn as far as it did on its first use.

  3. Keep away from drafts: Candles should be kept away from drafts, as this can cause uneven burning and can also be a fire hazard. Make sure to place your candle on a stable surface and away from any open windows or doors.

  4. (optional) Use a candle snuffer: Instead of blowing out your candle, try use a candle snuffer to extinguish the flame. This will help prevent any hot wax from splattering and will also help to prevent the wick from drifting off centre.

  5. Store properly: When not in use, store your candles in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. This will help prevent the wax from melting and will also help to preserve the fragrance of the candle.

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