Candle Care 101: How to Make the Most of Your Shores Company Candle

Candle Care 101: How to Make the Most of Your Shores Company Candle

Candles have the magical ability to transform any space, infusing it with delightful fragrances and creating a cozy atmosphere. To ensure you get the most out of your Shores Company candle, we've compiled essential candle care tips that will not only prolong its longevity but also enhance its captivating fragrance. Get ready to embark on a journey of aromatic bliss with these simple yet effective tricks!

1. Trim Those Wicks:

  • Before lighting your Shores Company candle, trim the wick to about 1/4 inch. This prevents excessive flickering, soot, and ensures an even burn. A trimmed wick also prevents the candle from producing too much heat, allowing the fragrance to disperse evenly.

2. Let it Pool:

  • During the first burn, allow your candle to create a 'melt pool' that reaches the edges of the container. This sets the memory of the candle, ensuring that it burns evenly in subsequent uses. For Shores Company candles, this might take a couple of hours, but the result is worth the wait!

3. Avoid Tunneling:

  • Tunneling happens when the candle burns straight down the middle, leaving a 'tunnel' of wax around the wick. To prevent this, let your Shores Company candle burn long enough each time to create an even melt pool. If tunneling has started, gently melt the wax around the edges with a heat-resistant tool, ensuring an even surface for the next burn.

4. Practice Caution:

  • Always place your candle on a heat-resistant surface, away from drafts, flammable materials, and out of the reach of children and pets. Also, resist the temptation to move the candle while the wax is still hot.

5. Snuff, Don't Blow:

  • Extinguish your candle with a snuffer or gently dip the wick into the wax using a non-flammable tool. Blowing out the candle can cause the wick to drift off-center and create smoke, which can affect the fragrance.

6. Store Wisely:

  • When not in use, store your Shores Company candle in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Proper storage maintains the candle's quality and fragrance, ensuring it's ready to delight your senses whenever you light it.

7. Reuse and Recycle:

  • Once your Shores Company candle has burned to the bottom, consider reusing the container. Clean out any residual wax and use it as a decorative item or for storing small essentials. You can also recycle the container responsibly.
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