Lighting a candle is a simple gesture to relax or create a warm and fragrant atmosphere in your home. It is important to know how to use them properly so that they last as long as possible and avoid any risk of fire or damage to health.
Make your scented candle last
Who has never thought that their candle burns out too quickly? To take full advantage of your candle and the fragrance that emanates from it, certain rules must be respected. By following them, you will no longer be frustrated that your favorite candle ends in one evening:
- Don't let your candle burn too long. When the entire top surface of your candle is melted, what we call the "pool" is formed. You can then extinguish your wick and let the perfume emerge thanks to the hot wax. You will save a lot of life on your candles by respecting this point.
- Always wait until the entire surface is melted to extinguish the wick. If you turn it off before, the candle may become hollow and wax may remain on the edges, thus a loss of material to burn.
- Keep a wick short. A long wick can increase wax consumption and cause the candle to melt faster. Be sure to trim the wick before each use so that it does not exceed 4 or 5 mm.
- Place your candle on a flat surface. If placed askew, it may burn unevenly.
- Avoid drafts. They can extinguish your candle flame or cause it to burn faster.
- Store your candles in a cool, dry place. Direct sunlight and humidity can affect the wax quality of your candles and shorten their lifespan.
By following these tips, you will be able to enjoy your candles longer and create a pleasant atmosphere in your home. The little trick !
Your candle is dug and the wax remains on the edges of the pot? Get aluminum foil. Cover your candle with it, leaving a big enough hole to light the candle and not choke it. Once the candle is lit, the aluminum foil will act like a greenhouse and the heat will stay in the pot. The wax around the edges will start to melt after a few minutes. Be careful to stay close to avoid a bad surprise.
Best practices to follow
The use of a candle can be confused with a ritual. There are rules to follow for your experience to be optimal:
- Before lighting a scented candle, make sure the room is well ventilated.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Do not place a scented candle near flammable materials, such as curtains or fabric furniture.
- Also, keep it away from any drafts, such as a fan or an open window, which can blow on the flame and cause it to flicker.
Choose as much as possible, quality scented candles, made with sustainable and responsible raw materials. Low-end candles can be made with toxic raw materials or contain additives that are harmful to health during combustion.
At Pikoc, the candles have been developed for a unique and zen experience. Cast by hand in France by a craftsman, they have a quality of 100% natural wax from soy and coconut. The perfume thus has an incredible power to enjoy a moment of softness at home, reminiscent of the smell of our linen range.