For The Love Of Candles!
Candles are a great way to inject aromatherapy into a home without breaking the bank. Whether you choose a fragrance that up-lifts your spirit, or one that soothes and calms, you can't go wrong. My personal favorite is to fill my bathtub with a relaxing bubble bath and light a soothing candle and dim the lights. After a hard day at work it's my favorite way to treat myself. Candles are also a great way to scent the entire home. The fragrances you choose to burn in your home sets the stage for guests and makes them feel special. Candles can also be one of the most versatile hostess gifts! Who doesn't like to receive a beautifully scented candle?
Here a a few tips on how to get the most out of your candle:
- When you first receive your candle, make sure you trim the wick to at least 1/8" from the wax. This produces the perfect size flame that will produce very little to no smoke. Overly long wicks create a bad 'burn pool' and promotes smoking.
- When you light your candle for the first time, always burn long enough to make sure the wax is fully melted from the center all the way to the container. This products a "memory" if you will of how the candle will burn in the future and helps eliminate "tunneling". There is nothing worse than buying a beautiful candle only to have the wick disappear in a hole that has tunneled through the center. This mis-hap can be costly as you are not getting a proper 'burn-pool' that releases optimum fragrance and allows you to burn the candle until the end.
- Be sure and place your candle on a safe, level surface out of the way of drafts. Never leave your burning candle unattended.
- Remember, always keep the wick trimmed throughout the life of the candle. If you are burning one of our Wooden Wick candles, the best way to trim is with a pair of toenail clippers!
Speaking of the wooden wick candles.... they emit the most soothing hissing and crackling sound creating even more ambiance!
Most importantly, choose fragrances you love and don't save them for home! Take one to the office, pop a travel candle in your bag and feel at home wherever you go!