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Tip #14: Tealights

Tea lights are one of our faves, Green Papaya tealights last for up to 8 hours! Soy wax burns much slower than paraffin, which allows candle afficionados more time to enjoy the warmth and scent it gives off. We recommend mixing and matching, light two tea lights with two different scents and see what you come up with!

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Tip #13: Wax Melter Maintenance

Using a wax melter? Did you know that you have to clean your wax melter at least twice a month to get the "gunk" of old waxes off? How? When the wax is in liquid state (melted), take a cotton ball and dip it into the melter. It will absorb the old wax. Repeat until no wax residue is left.  When the wax melter has cooled, use alcohol wipe to remove wax residue and scent residue.  Now you can reuse!

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Tip #12: Things to do with old candles / wax melts

Got too much wax melt? Got old candles? No problem. Did you know that you can use these as car fresheners? Take wax melts and place them inside a small glass container, place excess wax melts into the container, and leave in the car. When it is hot, the wax will melt inside the glass container and make your car smell really good! Old candles? No problem. Take them and place them in your bathroom, it will definitely improve the smell!

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Ventilation in the Room

Tip #10: When lighting a scented candle in an enclosed area, make sure that there is enough ventilation. Some candles have what they call a strong "hot throw", the amount of fragrance the candle gives off when lit. Candles with strong throws are usually pleasant until someone is allergic or is sensitive to the smell. In which case, you have to ensure that the smell can easily dissipate from the room. In well ventilated rooms, the smell usually goes away once the candle is snuffed. If not, here are a few suggestions: Snuff the candle, taking care to avoid inhaling the fumes. Use a small fan to blow the fragrance away from the area. Do not move candle if there...

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Buy from artisans

Tip #4: Unlike big name candle companies, candles made by artisans often offer better quality candles. Just notice the way the wax melts...are there unmelted wax along the side of the container? This is called tunneling. Does the scent give you a headache or you can barely smell it?  Candles made by small businesses put a lot of care in their work, they pay attention to the details. They use high quality wax and fragrance oils to give you and your home that warm and fuzzy feeling about a candle you just bought.

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