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Why Burning Candles Properly Affects Your Experience

It's that time of year when we're all lighting our favorite fall candles. But not all candles give you the best burn experience. It's true. Some candles won't throw well, while others seem to give us tremendous kick. Well there's good news. Some of the blame is how we actually burn our candles, and today I'm sharing some tips to help you get a better burn experience. I'm burning a Colonial Candle Pumpkin Shortbread double wick candle as my example. This candle has a strong scent throw with a rich base of vanilla. So that simply means that when it's burned off the top notes (pumpkin and sweet cinnamon sugar) and the middle notes (caramely aromas with some senses of creme...

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4 Easy Ways To Get Better Lasting Scented Candles

4 Easy Ways To Get Better Lasting Scented Candles Holiday vibes are in the air, and candle lovers are grabbing the scents they love most at this time of year. Freshly cut spruce and invigorating juniper, bittersweet cranberries and sprinkles of refreshing candy cane, rich vanilla sugar cookies baking alongside of simmering deep, dark chocolaty cocoa are wafting through the atmosphere.  While you've got those beautiful fragrances uplifting your space and evoking sweet memories, you'll want to make sure you keep your candles in optimal performance mode to get the most of your burn. Candle lovers are realizing that simply picking up candles, sniffing them, and popping them into their cart isn't the surefire way to get a good candle. In 2017, we've...

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What Every Candle Burner Should Know About Candle Soot

Candle soot can be a real headache. You're burning a candle only to find that there's a black smoky substance coming from your flame. That stuff can get all over your appliances, walls, and cabinets causing the need to repaint. The bad news is that black smoky substance is soot. The good news is that if you're burning a candle that's properly made, there are a number of ways you can reduce the amount of soot that comes from your candles. Following these tips will not only help your candles burn better, but you'll have a much better candle experience. So, first things first. Where does soot come from?  Every candle is fueled by its wax, and the wick is the vehicle, which...

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