Caring for Candles

The following are not recommentations.
They are posted here for interest only.
Many have not been tested in the Printlace household.

Hate that bothersome candle wax?

Before lighting candles, coat the inside of the candle holders with petroleum jelly.
The leftover wax will slide right out after the candle burns down.

Candle Burning 101

The worst habit is to burn a new candle for 30 minutes and put it out.
Wait about two hours, until the surface has melted.
What releases fragrance is not the flame but the melted wax.

To put out a candle, use a non-flammable metal utensil like a wick dipper
to push the wick in the wax, then wait a few seconds and pull it out.
The wick will be coated in wax, so the smoke will not interfere with the scent.

A common mistake is to leave a candle burning all day.
The ideal time is two hours, no longer than three.

Candle Burning 101 Tips from Cire Trudon executive director Julien Pruvost.

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