Scented Candles: How To Use Them Properly

There’s something about the scent of a freshly lit candle that just makes everything feel more cozy and romantic. And what might be even better? The smell of your favorite dessert!

Candles are great for adding a special touch to your home, office, or bedroom. But what if you want to add a little extra oomph to your home or office space? That’s where scented candles come in.

When you’re looking for the perfect way to make your space feel more luxurious or inviting, consider using scented candles as an alternative way to create that sense of warmth and coziness in your home.

Scented Candles: How To Use Them Properly

Here are some tips on how to use scented candles properly so they can help you achieve all of the above:

  1. Try to keep the wick trimmed to about half a centimeter.
  2. How important is it to keep the wick trimmed to about half a centimeter?

The most important thing is to keep the wick trimmed to about half a centimeter. If not, it will burn down and cause the candle to extinguish prematurely.

Another reason to keep your candle trimmed is that it helps prevent hot spots, which can cause the wax to drip on the floor or burn out quickly. This can also lead to smoke buildup in your home, which may not be good for anyone who lives there!

What should you do if there’s too much wax on your candle?

If you have a candle that’s been burned down a bit too much, it’s easy to make the mistake of trying to relight it. This can cause the wax to melt unevenly and make your candle look unappealing.

The best way to prevent this is simply to wait until the wax has cooled down and hardened before re-lighting your candle. If you can’t wait that long, use a match instead of relighting your candle.

How many times should you trim your candles?

If you have a large candle and it is burning over an entire room, it is probably best to trim it once a week. If the candle is smaller and only burns in one area (such as by a window), then you may be able to trim it less often.

The key is to find out what works best for your room and situation. Some people like the look of a tall candle while others prefer smaller ones. Others like the scent of their candles while others prefer unscented ones.

Scented Candles: How To Use Them Properly

Let the wax melt across the top before you blow out the flame.

When you are ready to use your candle, it is time to light up. The first step is to pour some wax on the wick and let it melt across the top before you blow out the flame. If you blow out too early, your candle will not have enough time to properly melt and can cause pieces of solidified wax to splatter everywhere.

It’s important that all of this happens right away or else when you blow out your flame and begin applying heat, there won’t be enough room in between each drop of melted wax (which will burn) so they won’t stay together as one cohesive unit—this makes them harder for our senses (like the smell)

  • If you have a ceiling fan, don’t light candles beneath it.
  • Don’t light candles beneath a ceiling fan.
  • Don’t light candles near drapery.
  • Don’t light candles near curtains or other types of fabric hanging on the wall, especially if it’s not open in your home. This can create a fire hazard and be very annoying to clean up after!
  • Avoid placing lit candles around doors as well—this is because people often forget about them when they leave the room (or want to turn off their lights). If you’re using scented oils or waxes that need to burn for several hours before being extinguished completely, make sure there’s plenty of space between them and any doorways or windows so that no one gets hurt from hot wax splattering onto their skin when opening doors too quickly!
  • Don’t let the fire get too big
  • Don’t let the fire get too big. If you want your candles to stay lit, it is best to keep them at a temperature of no more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).
  • Avoid letting the flame get too close to the glass or wall. If there is any chance that your candle will be placed near an open window or door, make sure that the flame will not reach these areas with its heat and light—especially if they are made of glass or metal. This can cause damage that may not be easily repaired later on down the road!
  • Keep your flames away from furniture such as couches and tables; try using scented candles on nightstands instead!
  • When there is no more than 1/4 of the wax in the glass, stop burning.

The flame will heat the container, making the bottom of the jar hot, once the majority of the wax has been consumed. When you are finished with your candle, try our guide to repurposing your candle vessel.

 If you are having trouble getting out the last of your wax, you can also refer to our instructions on ways to remove candle wax. To avoid potential heat damage to your container and surface, stop burning after only 1/4″ of your candle is left.

Scented Candles: How To Use Them Properly

Scented candles can be a great accessory for your home if you use them correctly.

Scented candles can be a great accessory for your home if you use them correctly. Keep the wick trimmed to about half a centimeter, let it melt across the top before you blow out the flame, and never leave it unattended while burning—this will help keep your house smelling fresh and clean.


Congratulations! You’ve just learned how to use scented candles properly. Now go enjoy the smell of your favorite candle, and make sure that you don’t burn down your house in the process!

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