Candles are a beautiful way to add to your home’s decor, but they can be expensive.
Make candles last longer (and burn more slowly), by putting them in the freezer for a few hours before you use them. This works especially well with taper and pillar candles. You’ll find you even get less drips. Just make sure not to leave them in the freezer too long or it may crack the candle. If you’re worried about that happening, chilling candles in the refridgerator works, too.
You’ll also extend the life of your candles by making sure you burn them efficiently. Keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch and be sure to keep the candle away from drafty spaces when it’s burning (a good safety tip, anyway) so that it burns evenly and more slowly.
Burn the candle for 2 to 4 hours at time to make sure it burns evenly. When a candle burns evenly, it will last longer.
How do you make your candles last?
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