So you have an addiction to luxury candles, we're with you, yet you are afraid to actually burn them because the experience can be so fleeting. We have some tips for making your candle investments burn more efficiently and last much longer.
Some of the things we do at Hudson Candle to offer you more burn for your buck is the use of the highest luxury grade natural wax. Our recipe was painstakingly developed over the span of 18 months with many trials and user critiques. We wanted a slower burn, and a cleaner one at that! Here's what you can do at home to preserve the integrity of our design...
• Burn it for two hours on first use. You should always burn your candle for a couple of hours when first lighting it. This is to allow the top layer of wax to fully melt and prevent tunneling.
• Trim your wick regularly. Trimming the wick is very important. The longer the wick the quicker your candle will burn, so trimming it will make it last longer. It also prevents black smoke from occurring and ensures the glass isn’t over-heating. Trim it every time you use your candle and make sure it isn’t longer than a couple millimeters about the same length as when new.
• Re-center your wick after each burn. As well as trimming your wick, to prevent soot stains forming on the glass make sure you re-center it after putting your candle out, when the wax is still liquid. This will prevent the wick from shifting and blackening the glass.
• Avoid distinguished smoke. Blowing out your candle may seem like the right thing to do, but there is a much better solution to avoid the distinguished candle smoke. Simply use a tool to dip the lit wick into the wax itself to put out the flame and voila! Zero smoke in the room.
(Photos Katie Jacoby)