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My Candle Care Guide

I am quite the candle nut at the moment and have been for a while now, with spending months choosing scents, being informed about different waxes and generally causing chaos for Helen at Olive Tree Home Fragrance! So, I thought with the release of our first FLORE at HOME Collection of three scented Candles I would share some of what I’ve learnt.

So, grab a cuppa and a biscuit or two, I’ve sat down with a very large mug of tea and some Rich Tea biscuits - an old fave. So, if you’re sitting comfortably, I shall begin …

The first time you light your candle is the most important. If you want an even burn you should burn the candle for a minimum of two hours. This means all the wax on the top of the candle will be completely molten, if the wax doesn’t burn the full way across the top of the candle it will become uneven. This means there can be a lot of unmelted wax and therefore a lot of wasted candle. Always ensure you keep burning candles out of draughts or winds as this can cause them to burn unevenly resulting in unmeted wax and wasted candle.

Make sure you always store your candles in a cool place when not in use, as a cool environment is good for preserving the fragrance. Varying temperatures and prolonged exposure to too much light will cause the scent to deteriorate. It’s also best to use you candle within 12 months to get the most out of it, don’t save it!

Our basic candle safety recommendations are to never leave a burning candle unattended and always keep them out of reach of children and pets.

And finally try not to burn your candle for over 4 hours at a time as they can become sooty and smoky and ‘clubbing’ when the wick gets a mushroom shape to it can occur.

So, I think all that’s left to say is enjoy! And I would love to know what your favourite scent is, so drop me a message.



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