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Candle Care: The Ultimate Guide

Lime Basil & Mandarin Scented Candle by Fosse Living

An easy way to brighten someone's day is to light a candle. Their gentle light and soothing aromas can make any space feel more inviting. However, candle care is essential to get the longest life out of your scented candles. The subject of this comprehensive instruction is how to burn candles safely and get the most out of them.

How to Choose the Right Candle?

Choosing high-quality candles is the first order of business. All the candles sold by Fosse Living are handmade in the United Kingdom with all-natural wax mixes of soy and coconut. These offer a clean, slow burn and are gentle on the environment.

When shopping our collections online, browse product descriptions to find scents you love, whether fresh citrus, floral, or woody fragrances. Consider the style and size of the candle, too - larger pillars are ideal for open spaces, while votives work well in smaller rooms or as gifts. With so many stunning options, you're sure to find the perfect candle to enhance your home.

scented candle for living room

Allow Candle Care for 24-hour When Arrives

Once your new candle purchase arrives, it's best to allow it to sit undisturbed for 24 hours before lighting it for the first time. This gives the fragrance oils time to absorb evenly throughout the wax so they burn consistently. Resist the urge to burn it right away - the wait will be worth it for maximum scent throw!

Burning the Candle!

For that first light, trim the wick to 1⁄4 inch and place your candle in a stable, non-drafty area away from anything that could catch fire. Dim the lights and get a cozy and eco-friendly environment! Moreover, put the candle to burn for 2-4 hours per session.

Any longer, it increases fire risk - simply extinguish the flame and return to it later. Always keep an eye on lit candles and have a way to put out small fires on hand, like a fire extinguisher or baking soda, just in case. Remember, safety is your top priority!

 Wick Trimming 101

Between burns, it's crucial to trim wicks to 1⁄4 inch using our handy wick trimmers. This promotes an even burn and prevents soot buildup, keeping the fragrance potent. Cut wicks shortly after extinguishing the flame while they're still soft. Don't let them grow longer than 1⁄4 inch at any time. You can find our wick trimmer here.

wick trimmer

Find the Perfect Placement

Thinking about where to locate your candle is important for maximizing scent throw. Central, high-traffic areas work best to permeate a space. Moreover, consider light sources and drafts - near a window is not ideal. Experiment with different spots until you nestle your candle in a cozy nook where its warming glow and fragrance can shine!

Keep Out of Reach

Lastly, with natural candles that get hot, it's vital to burn candles carefully and place them where children and pets can't touch them. Supervise when burning a candle unattended, and check for several hours at a time to ensure the candle lasts longer.

Be fire-smart, and your candles will provide countless feel-good moments. With the right care techniques, your Fosse Living candles will repeatedly fill your home with uplifting aromas. 



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