Picking up from my post about Yankee Candle and my customer experience. I wanted to share what I learned.
I have been burning candles since dinosaurs were wandering the earth. I just like ‘em. But can I tell you- I have evidently been doing it wrong this WHOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE time!
Five ways to LOVE a candle (courtesy of Yankee Candle).
TRIM THE WICK.
I have never done that. There I said it. You need to trim the wick to 1/8” and keep it like that the whole time. So you may (or not) be thinking, what I was thinking. How the heck am I supposed to do that! There’s not an app for that but there IS a wick trimmer! Who knew!
LET THE WAX POOL.
Each time you burn your candle, let the top liquefy to get the most of your scent. I was skeptical but it’s true! Yep.
LET IT BURN.
WHAT! It won't last a week! No momma. Let it burn the first time 4-5 hours. WARNING: NEVER leave a candle unattended. Meaning don’t take off and leave a burning candle in your house. And for the love of all things holy – keep it AWAY from children. DUH!
USE A CANDLE TOPPER.
Okayyy?? I have probably seen it before but I thought it was a decorative thing. I had no idea it performed a function. A topper reduces the effects of draft and extends the life of your candle. Whaaa?
DIP THE WICK.
Excuse me? Yes. If you use your wick trimmer and push the wick into the liquid, the flame dies out without the whole “what’s that smell?” “Did you just blow out the candle” dilemma.
P.S. I’m in love with Black Coconut right now!
Anything else I should know? Tell me about it!
Click Here For The Yankee Candle "Learning" Center
Click Here For Yankee Candle Burn Times
Click Here For Wick Trimming Information