Scented candles are a wonderful way to add atmosphere and ambiance to any space, while also offering a wide range of scents to stimulate your senses and relax. These candles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and scents, and can be made from a variety of waxes, such as paraffin, beeswax, soy wax, or vegetable wax.
How do you use a scented candle?
Choose the right scented candle: Select a candle with a scent that matches your mood or the atmosphere you want to create. Scented candles are available in a wide variety of scents, from soothing lavender to invigorating citrus.
Placement: Place the scented candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface, away from flammable materials, children and pets. Make sure the candle is in a well-ventilated area, but avoid drafts to avoid uneven burning and sooting.
Lighting: Cut the wick of the candle to about 0.5 centimeters before lighting it. This ensures an even flame and helps to reduce soot formation. Use a long lighter or match to light the wick and let the candle burn for at least 30 minutes so that the wax melts evenly and the scent spreads well.
Safety: Never leave a burning candle unattended. Always extinguish the candle before leaving the room or going to sleep. Keep burning candles away from drafts, curtains and other flammable materials.
Extinguish the candle: Use a candle snuffer or heat resistant spoon to gently extinguish the flame without disturbing the melted wax. Avoid blowing out the flame as this can cause smoke and soot.
Burning time of a scented candle
The burning time of a scented candle varies depending on the size, type of wax and quality of the candle. Small scented candles can burn for 10 to 20 hours, while larger candles can burn for 60 hours or more. High-quality scented candles with thicker wicks and more concentrated fragrance oil usually have a longer burn time.
To maximize the burn time of your scented candle, make sure the wick is always cut to the correct length and allow the candle to burn long enough to create an even wax pool. This allows the candle to burn evenly and efficiently, allowing you to enjoy the wonderful scent for longer.