The Secret to Long Lasting Soy Candles

The Secret to Long Lasting Soy Candles

A blog about how to properly burn your soy candles in order to get the longest burn out of them.

I know what you’re thinking: “I just paid $35 for a candle. I’ll burn it whenever, wherever, and however I want!” Well, first of all, yes, our candles are worth every penny. And second? Yes, you can burn them whenever and wherever you want! However, if you want to get more than burn  life out of your soy candle, there are definitely some rules to follow.

First burn

Once you have a new soy candle, it is best to burn it for about an hour. This will allow the wax to completely melt and begin to release its scent. The wax then needs to be allowed to cool before being re-lit (about 2 hours). The candle will continue to burn for about 4 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours, 16 hours and sometimes even 20 hours. However long you want your candle burning depends on how big of a container and how many wicks there are in the container.

Keep your wicks trimmed

  • When you first light your candle, trim the wicks to about 1/4 inch.

  • After every burn, trim your wick to about 1/4 inch again and let it catch fire before you blow out the flame.

  • Repeat this process until your candle has burned down completely, or if you want to save money on candles (which we all do), until your candle burns out naturally.

Burn evenly by keeping your candles out of drafts.

The most common mistake people make when burning soy candles is not paying attention to where they burn them. If you want your candle to last as long as possible, it's important that you take care to avoid lighting them in areas with drafts or moving air. Drafts can cause uneven burns and resulting smoke, which means less fragrance and a shorter lifespan for your candle.

So what are we talking about when we say drafts? Well, if your home has an open window or door leading outside (and let's hope it does!), then there will definitely be some sort of draft coming from that direction. The same goes for air vents and fans—you wouldn't want to keep a candle burning next to any of those either! And even if you don't have any visible sources of draft in the room where you're burning the candle, keeping it near heating vents could still cause problems.

Instead of placing your new soy wax creation out on the kitchen table by itself where drafts tend not only come through the windows but also flow around underneath cabinets or around appliances on top surfaces like stoves; instead place them in their own special place away from other items that could potentially block their heat source but still within easy reach when needed at night after all lights go off so as not interrupt anyone else who might be sleeping.

Remove all packaging before lighting.

Remove all packaging before lighting.

The reason for this is because the top of your candle has a wick and needs to be in direct contact with air. If you leave your candle in its box, it can absorb the scent of the candles around it, which will make it smell different than others in your home. Also, if you leave any type of wrapping on the top of your candle while burning, once that paper catches fire—which isn’t uncommon when using highly fragranced waxes—it won’t burn completely off but instead will start melting onto your wick. This could then cause clogs or other issues when trying to light up again later on down the line!

Avoid burning for more than 4 hours at a time.

4 hours is the maximum amount of time you should burn your candle. If you find that you’re burning your candle for longer than 4 hours, that means that the wick is getting too big for your candle. Try reducing the size of the wick until it fits inside your candle perfectly and burns slowly and steadily.

Following these simple guidelines will help you maximize the life of your soy candles.

I hope this blog has helped you understand how to properly burn the soy candles you love in order to get the longest burn out of them. Following these guidelines will help you maximize the life of your soy candles. Make sure that if a flame does occur, it's not near anything flammable!

Be sure to keep your candles away from drafts (especially windows), children and pets, who might knock over or break them accidentally. Candles are for adults only—not for kids or animals due to risk of injury from hot wax or fire damage from an unattended flame!

Soy candles are made from wax products—they're not foods so they aren't edible! Treat them as such: don't eat them; don't let people eat them either! Consideration must also be given when deciding where best place put each one since some surfaces may discolor if exposed over time due exposure high temperatures (like ceilings).

We hope this blog has inspired you to give soy candles a try. As you can see from our tips, it’s not hard to burn them well once you know how. With endless scents and styles to choose from, soy candles are a great addition to any home.

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