Posted by Sau Yin Tsang

The Beginner’s Guide to Scented Candle Burning: 7 Tips and Tricks

Have you ever bought a gorgeous scented candle, only to end up with a half-used candle that burns unevenly? We know how frustrating that is! But don't worry, we all have been there before.

Many people struggle with getting the most out of their candles, but it doesn't have to be that way. A good and nice candle can be a real treat, and it's worth it to learn how to use it properly to make it last longer.

That's why we've put together this comprehensive guide, packed with tips and tricks to help you burn your scented candles evenly, prevent candle tunneling, and extinguish them properly. We believe that with these simple steps, you'll be able to create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere in your home with your favorite scented candles.


  1. Choose the right size candle for your space
  2. Burn the candle until the top layer of wax is melted
  3. Avoid burning the candle for too long
  4. Trim the wick before each use
  5. Always snuff out the candle instead of blowing it out
  6. Don't burn the candle all the way down
  7. Use a long lighter to light the candle

Choose the right size candle for your space

Choosing the right size candle is important to fill your room or home with a beautiful fragrance. A larger room, like a living room, might need a bigger candle with a stronger scent throw, while a smaller space, like a bathroom, might only need a smaller candle to create a warm ambiance.

Did you know that the size of the candle also affects how long it will burn? A larger candle will burn for a longer time than a smaller one. So, keep this in mind when choosing the size of your candle.

To make it easy for you, we have a collection of scented candles in both 200g and 500g sizes. Our 200g candle is perfect for a small space, while our 500g candle will fill a larger room or home.

Here are some ideas of where to use our candles:

  • 200g candle: perfect for a bedroom, bathroom, or a small living room
  • 500g candle: ideal for a large living room, dining room, or an open-concept space

a 200g scented candle in a cozy living room a 500g scented candle in a spacious living room with comfortable sofas and a coffee table


Don't miss out on the right size candle for your space! Check out our collection of regular series scented candles in both 200g scented candle and 500g scented candle.

Burn the candle until the top layer of wax is melted

Burning your candle until the top layer of wax is melted is important to prevent candle tunneling, which is when the candle burns down the middle, leaving unused wax on the sides. This can be frustrating, as it means that you won't be able to use the full value of your candle and will be left with wasted wax.

To avoid this, make sure that you allow the top layer of wax to completely melt before extinguishing your candle. This is called achieving a full melt pool. It usually takes about one hour for the top layer of wax to melt and reach the edges of the container.

By allowing your candle to burn for this amount of time, you'll ensure that the entire surface area of the wax is used and that your candle burns evenly. This will also help your candle last longer and give you more time to enjoy its beautiful fragrance.

To help you visualize the process, here are a few images of what a full melt pool looks like:

A lit candle with a full melt pool, showing melted wax covering the entire surface of the candle

So, next time you light your favorite scented candle, make sure to burn it until the top layer of wax is melted. Your candle (and your wallet) will thank you for it!

Avoid burning the candle for too long

We understand that it can be tempting to leave your beautiful scented candle burning for hours on end, but it's important to avoid burning it for too long. If the candle is burned for too long, the wick might come off center, creating an uneven burn and decreasing the overall burning time.

We recommend burning your candle for a maximum of 4 hours at a time to ensure that it stays in good condition and lasts as long as possible. 

By not burning your candle for too long, you'll ensure that your candle burns evenly and lasts longer. So, enjoy your candle in moderation and savor the beautiful fragrance it brings to your home!

Always snuff out the candle instead of blowing it out

When it's time to extinguish your candle, we recommend using a snuffer instead of blowing it out. Blowing out a candle can cause the wick to smolder, creating smoke and an unpleasant odor.

Our 200g and 500g candles come with a cover in the box that can be used as a snuffer. Simply place the cover over the candle to extinguish the flame. This will help prevent any smoke and odor, and also help preserve the candle by reducing exposure to oxygen.]

Don't burn the candle all the way down

While it might be tempting to burn your candle all the way down to get the most out of it, it's important to avoid doing so. Burning the candle all the way down might cause the jar to overheat, which can be dangerous. Additionally, it might cause the surface of the candle to burn indirectly, harming the surface which the candle is placed on.

To avoid these issues, always leave around 5mm of wax at the base of the candle when it's time to extinguish it. This will help prevent overheating

Trim the wick before each use

To ensure the best performance from your candle, it's important to trim the wick before each use. If the wick is not trimmed, it may appear in a mushroom shape and could induce dark smoke or cause discoloration to the candle. Additionally, an extended wick may cause the flame to burn stronger and reduce the overall burning time.]

Trim the wick to about 5mm before each use to ensure a clean burn and prevent any issues. We recommend using a wick trimmer, such as our Less Wick Trimmer, to make the process easy and safe.

By taking this simple step before each use, you'll be able to enjoy the full fragrance and beautiful flame of your candle.

Use a long lighter or matches to light the candle

When lighting a candle, it's important to use a long lighter or matches to reach the wick, especially when the candle gets to the bottom. Using a long lighter will prevent you from accidentally burning your fingers or dropping the lighter into the candle, which can be dangerous.

For those who prefer a more ritualistic element, matches can be a great alternative to the long lighter. Our safety matches are longer than traditional matches, making it easier to light your candle safely.]

By using a long lighter or safety matches, you'll be able to light your candle safely and enjoy its beautiful fragrance without any worries.

Check out our safety matches and find the perfect way to light your candles.

Final Thoughts

Let’s review the 7 tips together:

  1. Choose the right size candle for your space
  2. Burn the candle until the top layer of wax is melted
  3. Avoid burning the candle for too long
  4. Trim the wick before each use
  5. Always snuff out the candle instead of blowing it out
  6. Don't burn the candle all the way down
  7. Use a long lighter to light the candle

We hope these tips and tricks will help you get the most out of your scented candles and create a cozy atmosphere in your home. Don't let half-used candles go to waste anymore! Visit our collection to explore our collection of scented candles and find the perfect one for your space.






  1. 選擇適合您空間的蠟燭
  2. 燃燒蠟燭直到蠟的頂層完全融化
  3. 避免燃燒蠟燭太長時間
  4. 熄滅蠟燭時使用蓋子
  5. 不要完全燃盡蠟燭
  6. 每次使用前修剪蠟燭芯
  7. 使用長火機點蠟燭






  • 200g蠟燭:適合臥室,浴室或小客廳
  • 500g蠟燭:適合大客廳,餐廳或開放式空間





















我們建議使用燭芯剪,例如我們的Less Wick Trimmer,使此過程變得簡單而安全。









  1. 選擇適合您空間的蠟燭
  2. 燃燒蠟燭直到蠟的頂層完全融化
  3. 避免燃燒蠟燭太長時間
  4. 熄滅蠟燭時使用蓋子
  5. 不要完全燃盡蠟燭
  6. 每次使用前修剪蠟燭芯
  7. 使用長火機點蠟燭



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