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Candle Care Series — birthday RSS





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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Candle Storage Temperature

Tip #7: Love candles? We do too. Buy more than one at a time? Us too!!! When you love candles as much as we do, you will want to make sure you store them correctly until you use them. If the candles are made of 100% soy wax, chances are the candle will be sensitive to high temperature and the candle will start to "sweat". If you notice little globules starting to form, that's ok. The candle is fine, the wax just has a lower melting temperature. Our recommendation: Keep candles in a cool and dry place and make sure that candles are segregated from anything flammable.

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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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