Candle Care Tips

We all love a brand new candle, but let's face it, sometimes they can be a bit temperamental. Our friends at Scents of Shame have some great tips on how to keep your candles performing and smelling their best!


Scents of Shame Candle

  1. If your candle is still a virgin (brand spankin’ new) it may be as temperamental as a two year old. With these finicky little guys, we recommend lighting them the first time with a BBQ lighter or a hand held lighter.
  2. Hold the flame at the base of the wick for about 15-20 seconds if you can, you may have to try lighting them a few times.
  3. Once you have your candle lit for the first time try to keep the candle burning for up to 2 - 4 hours or until the melt pool has reached the sides of the container to insure a consistent burn without tunneling for the rest of the candle life. 

  4. When you relight you candle make sure your wick is nice and cleaned up before lighting. Gently tap off any excess charcoal bits on the wick from the previous burn.

We love these tips, and know they will make your candle burning experience perfection!