Last month we introduced a new series on our expert home fragrance tips. You can check out the first one here. It's been wonderful to hear from our customers how much they enjoyed the first installment so now we're back to share more.
Tip #2: Watch the Wick
Before you burn any candle, ensure your wick is trimmed. A new Luxey Maison candle comes pre-trimmed at the optimal wick length. A candle wick should be at ¼ of an inch before each burn. Any longer and you risk a very hot, uncontrollable flame and any shorter the wick will be too close to the wax and not fully ignite. If you’re a candle enthusiast, it’s worth buying a proper wick trimmer like the gorgeous ones made by Wickman. We'll soon offer these on luxeymaison.com! The benefits of a properly trimmed wick are less smoke and soot when you blow out the flame.
Another clever method to reduce smoke when extinguishing the flame is to dip the wick. Simply use a long metal object to push the burning wick into the melted wax pool. Once the flame is out, lift the wick back into an upright position. Trim your wick after you've fully extinguished the candle and the wax has had a chance to cool.