can­dle Up­keep

Make your can­dles last longer by fol­low­ing our three sim­ple steps…

Look (UK) - - BEAUTY -

time For a trim

Reg­u­lar trims keep your hair in tip-top con­di­tion, and the same goes for your wick! Keep it as short as pos­si­ble, no longer than 1cm, or the flame causes black smoke that can mark the can­dle glass – or, worse, your walls.

QUELL the well

Burn new can­dles for a min­i­mum of two hours to al­low the wax to pool evenly and stop that an­noy­ing dip in the mid­dle of the can­dle form­ing.

Forego the blow

It sounds weird, but it’s ac­tu­ally bet­ter not to blow out your can­dles! The bac­te­ria from your breath af­fects the qual­ity of the oils and the wick can go of­f­cen­tre, which black­ens the glass when the can­dle is next alight. If your can­dle came with a lid, use this to ex­tin­guish the flame or, if you’re feel­ing fancy, in­vest in a Dip­tyque snuffer, £20.

Jo Malone Basil & neroli scented Can­dle, £44

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