Candle Care Tips! April 4, 2021 by Cady Sinks Leave a Comment Let’s talk about getting the most out of your candles! I love candles. I love the ambiance they create. I love how much they add to a room. My preferred nightly habit is to clean our kitchen right after dinner and then light a candle. This, in effect, closes our kitchen for the evening leaving it looking and smelling beautiful. This certainly does not happen every night but I love it when it does! As a candle maker, there are two tips I want to be sure to share with you to extend the life of your candles.First and foremost: trim your wick. Before burning a candle, always be sure to trim your wick. You can do this with a fun wick trimmer tool or you can just knock off the excess blacked wick with your finger or a tool at hand. Trimming your wick accomplishes a few things. It prevents unnecessary soot. Soy wax will not naturally produce soot which is unlike paraffin wax. This is one of the reasons I love soy wax. However, if you do not trim your wick, you may find that your candle does generate soot. This is a product of the wick and not the candle wax. Trim your wick and you’ll avoid the soot. The second reason to trim your wick is that your candle will burn more evenly. An untrimmed wick may bend a bit and lead to a candle that burns unevenly. A candle that burns unevenly may not burn for as long. So again, trim your wick.Small step, better results!