Yes, you heard us right! Burning your candle for only 15 minutes or so at a time can actually shorten the life of your candles—you’ll burn off your wick faster and can also produce “tunneling” (you melt only the middle of the candle).
Burn your candle 3-4 hours at a time so your wax has time to melt completely around and your wick doesn’t burn off quite as fast
You know that big scary flame you sometimes get when you light up a candle? One reason that happens is that the wick is too long!
Not only will the long wick burn bigger and hotter, it will also melt your candle wax faster.
Trim your wick before lighting up your candle. Down to a quarter-inch, if possible.
It’s not just the candle wax and wick that we want to last, we want the scent to stay too!
We know that your candle still smells great even when it’s not lit up, but leaving it uncovered can make your candle’s fragrance stale.
When your candle has cooled down and is not in use, put the lid back on.