Candle Etiquette: How to Properly Burn & Maintain Your Candles?

Candle Etiquette: How to Properly Burn & Maintain Your Candles?

Ever love how a candle makes a room feel cozy and smell amazing? The flame itself is calming to watch. But to really enjoy your candles, you need to take care of them properly.

This blog is your ultimate guide to candles! We'll cover everything you need to know, from the basics of burning them to some neat tricks you might still need to learn. 

We'll also help you solve any problems, like candles that will only burn some of them. So whether you're a candle pro or a beginner, this guide will help you make your candles last longer and burn brighter. Get your favorite organic beeswax candles, get comfy, and get ready to learn how to get the perfect burn!

Make Your Candles Shine: A Simple Guide to Burning and Care

Have you ever lit a candle and been disappointed by its short burn time or uneven flame? Don't worry—it happens to the best of us! But with a few simple tricks, you can transform your candles from occasional friends to long-lasting companions, filling your home with beautiful fragrances and warm ambiance.

  • Before You Light Up

  • The Wick Whisperer: This might be the most important step! Before lighting your candle, trim the wick to about ¼ inch. A long wick can cause the flame to flicker wildly, soot up the glass, and even shorten the candle's life. Use nail clippers or a wick trimmer for a clean cut. You can effortlessly shop for organic beeswax candle at Modern House Miami. 

    Melting Magic: The first burn of your candle is crucial. Light it up and let it burn until the melted wax reaches the entire edge of the container. This prevents what candle lovers call "tunneling" – that annoying dip in the middle surrounded by unmelted wax.

    Location, Location, Location: Just like real estate, where you place your candle matters! Please avoid drafts like open windows or vents, as they can cause the flame to dance uncontrollably and shorten the burn time. Also, make sure it's not too close to anything flammable – curtains, bookshelves, you get the picture!

    Try the Magical Fragrance of Lavender Organic Beeswax Aromatherapy Candle 16OZ.

    With the soothing aroma of lavender permeating this 16 oz, 3-wick organic beeswax candle, you may lose yourself in the tranquility of a spa. This lovely candle is made with your well-being in mind and its ability to create a cozy atmosphere. 

    Our hand-made 100% organic beeswax candles burn cleanly and release negative ions that clean the air. The clean-burning beeswax guarantees long-lasting burns and hours of lovely lavender scent permeating your room. 

    The three wicks' enticing scent and gentle glow will transform your house into a tranquil refuge, ideal for entertaining guests or winding down after a hard day.

    • Light It Up the Right Way.

    Say No to Blowing: We've all done it, but blowing out a candle can send wisps of smoke into the air. Instead, use a snuffer (a handy little tool that looks like a miniature hat) to extinguish the flame safely. If you don't have a snuffer, carefully dip the wick into the melted wax pool and straighten it back up. This extinguishes the flame and helps prevent the wick from smoldering.

    Wickless 16OZ Sweet Honey Unscented Jar Candle Organic Local Beeswax Aromatherapy Scented Handpoured Flameless is Waiting for you!!

    This beautiful candle is perfect for those who want to enjoy the benefits of beeswax aromatherapy without an open flame. While traditional candles with wicks provide a soft glow and the ritual of lighting a flame, this wickless candle offers a safe alternative. Made from 100% local beeswax, it fills your space with the sweet scent of honey and purifies the air without the risk of a flame or soot. This makes it ideal for use in homes with children or pets or anywhere you want to enjoy the ambiance of a candle but prefer a flameless option.

    • Burning Bright

    Don't Push Your Luck: Every candle has its limits. For optimal burning, experts recommend burning a candle for 3-4 hours at a time. This allows the wax to melt evenly and prevents overheating of the glass container.

    Cooling Down Before Round Two: Patience is a virtue, especially with candles! Before relighting your candle, let the wax solidify completely. This ensures a safe and even burn next time.

    • Candle Care – Because They Deserve It Too!

    Waxing Poetic (About Cleanliness): Keep the wax pool clean! Remove any dust or leftover wick trimmings before relighting the candle. This prevents them from burning and creating unwanted odors.

    Storing for Later Enjoyment: When your candle isn't lighting up your life, ensure it's properly stored. Put the lid back on to keep dust out, and store it in a cool, dry place. Direct sunlight can fade the candle's color and fragrance, so keep it out of the sunbeams.

    Respect the Leftovers: Safety first! Once about ½ inch of wax is left in the container, it's time to say goodbye to your beloved candle. Trying to burn any lower can be a fire hazard. But hey, the good news is it's time to pick out a new fragrant friend!

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    Local Beeswax Aromatherapy Scented Handpoured

    This natural beeswax candle is a great choice if you're looking for a simple way to enjoy the benefits of beeswax without the mess of melted wax or soot. Unlike traditional candles that require cleaning and maintenance, this beeswax candle is wickless. You can place it on a candle warmer (sold separately) and enjoy beeswax's beautiful honey scent and air-purifying properties without worrying about trimming a wick, extinguishing a flame, or cleaning up melted wax. It's perfect for busy households or anyone who wants a hassle-free way to add a touch of ambiance and natural fragrance to their home.


    Following these easy tips, organic beeswax candles will fill your home with inviting aromas and a warm glow. This guide ensures you get the most out of your candles, from proper wick trimming to safe extinguishing techniques. Modern House Miami offers a curated selection of traditional wick candles, curated home decor, and flameless options to choose the perfect ambiance for your space. Light up your life with Modern House Miami today!

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