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Candle EduColleen TuohyComment

Did you know that people have been enjoying and burning candles for centuries?  Egyptians were the first to use wicked candles in approximately 3,000 B.C.* and since then candles have taken many shapes, sizes and forms.  

When we reflect back on the different brands and types of candles we have enjoyed over the years - we have encountered a handful of candle FAILS. Little did we know that we were neglecting some of the basics of proper candle care and maintenance. So to make your candle burning experience an enjoyable one... we have rounded up some quick tips to help you extend the life of your favorite (atlantic avenew soy) candle!  

Tip #1. Set container lid or cover aside and remove all packaging (if applicable). Some of our candles are packaged in reusable linen bags -- you should NEVER light your candle while it is in the bag or burn the candle with the cover/lid on it. 

Tip #2. Inspect the candle wick. Make sure the wick is trimmed to a height between 1/4"-1/8". From time to time, you may need to take a pair of scissors to keep the candle wick within this recommended range. Our candle wicks are lead-free and made of cotton, which makes trimming super easy! 

Tip #3. When the candle is lit, let it burn (but not too long!) Always make sure that the wax pools across the entire diameter of the candle container.  Don't let it burn too long though! We recommend that you do not burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.

Candle Warning Label

Added Bonus: Your candle will be most fragrant when the wax is fully pooled. Mmmm!

Tip #4. Safety first!
Always make sure your candle is... free of foreign materials, lit on a level, fire-resistant surface and away from drafts, vibrations, pets and children. You can always check the bottom of your candle for a Warning Label with additional instructions. These labels are pretty standard across the industry.

Tip #5. Know when to call it quits! We have a basic rule of thumb that most candlemakers would probably agree with. When there is approximately 1/2" of wax left in your candle container it is time to stay goodbye! Not to worry -- you can always restock! Not to mention, we are always introducing new scented soy candles to our lineup. Our Limited Edition candles are a great place to check for new upcoming releases and seasonal candles!

Stay tuned for more tips and tricks!
Your friends at atlantic avenew