While you can get really good affordable scented candles, some of the fancier candles can run up to £40 or more!
So, if you’re going to spend a chunk of cash on one candle, you may as well get the most out of it.
First of all, the first burn is the most important. You want to let the wax melt all the way to the edge, an even melt. This reduces the tunneling effect I’m sure you’re familiar with. It’s often called a memory ring because if you don’t melt the wax evenly, the ring it creates is as far as the wax will melt on future burns.
I love to sit back and watch candles burn. The flickering cosy yellow light and a relaxing scent (my favourite being vanilla based) can really chill me out.
To get the best flame you should trim your wick. (WINK!)
Why? To reduce the amount of soot that builds up and so reduces the amount of smoke given off with each burn.
Remember: Never leave burning candles unattended.