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How To Make Candles Last Longer 2009-12-16 13:00:51

Make Scented Candles Last Longer With These Tips

If you have an extra $345 lying around, one of these 2.5 kg Jo Malone candles can be yours. I'm sure they smell beautiful, as so many Jo Malone items do, but I burn through too many candles (ha!) to spend more than $15 on one — even if it does last a long time. (Most readers spend $25 or less, for what it's worth.)

Whether you spend $1 or $100 on a scented candle, a few tricks can make them last longer. First, freeze candles overnight before lighting them; the cold wax will burn more slowly. Be sure to keep the wicks trimmed to about ½ cm, too. Not only will this help the candle burn evenly, it also reduces the amount of soot and smoke in the air. Finally, if you've finished a large pillar candle, there's no need to throw it away. Just drop a votive in the hollow part. The scent will be gone, but the flickering ambiance will remain.

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Indigo4320 Indigo4320 6 years
You can also save finished candles and melt them down to pour into a jar....just add a wick and you have a new candle. With large pillar candles this works especially well. I even mix scents. If I burn through a smaller candle I will place it on a warmer...the wax will melt through the glass and will smell up the whole room.
aimeelove aimeelove 6 years
That is crazy expensive for a candle! But I like this article, great tips!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
Why in god's name anyone would spend that much on a candle is so beyond me.
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