Scented candles are definitely one of the best options when setting the ambiance of a space. Its long lasting fragrance can easily build a nice aroma to any room, while also bringing a warm light which enhances the mood even more. If you’re new to using scented candles for your home, here are some useful tips that can help you to ensure you get the most out of your candles.
1. Choose the Appropriate Scent
Before anything else, think about what mood you’re trying to create for the room. This will be your guide in choosing the scent of your candles. If you’re looking to build a refreshing and energized environment, go for citrus fragrances such as orange, lemon, or grapefruit. If you’re trying to go for a warm and relaxing atmosphere, lavender and chamomile scents are your top picks.
2. Choose the Right Candle
When shopping for scented candles, opt for the ones with cotton wicks as this material allows more effective diffusion of the fragrance. Another thing that is important to consider is the type of wax used. Vegetable wax and mineral wax are the most common types of wax available in the market. Vegetable wax is a bit more environmental friendly than mineral wax, however, the lifespan of the scent is often compromised. We suggest choosing mineral wax for a more optimal diffusing.
3. Place the Candles Correctly
When using candles, you should also take into consideration where you place them. It is important to keep them away from curtains and fabrics to avoid causing fire. Instead, place them on strong, heat resistant surfaces. When using multiple candles in the same area, make sure to keep them at least 3 inches apart so they do not melt each other. Tip: You can use unlit candles to scent your linen drawers and cabinets! Simply place them inside your preferred storage overnight to mildly spread out the fragrance.
4. Light The Candles Properly
When using scented candles for the first time, try to keep them lit for at least 3 hours. This will guarantee that the fragrance oils are perfectly incorporated into the wax. After the first use, you can light your candles from 30 minutes to 3 hours at most.
5. Caring for Your Candles
After using your candle, keep the wick at a 0.5 cm length by trimming its end. This will help ensure that it will burn evenly once you use it again. You should also tidy up the soot and dust collected around the candle holder as these could prevent the scent from diffusing properly.
Scented candles are surely an effective way to keep your place smelling great! Hope these simple tips can help you make the most of your candles.
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