Candle Care 101: Extend Your Candles' Lifespan

We like to avoid bad situations when you go to light your favorite candle after a long day of work, and you realize… you are almost out of wax! We get it. Avoid this situation by choosing by abiding by our best practice. Quality comes first: At Vita Mia, we take pride in crafting candles from the finest natural waxes like soy and beeswax. The premium quality of our candles ensures a clean burn, free from harmful toxins, and a longer-lasting experience compared to mass-produced alternatives. A small trim goes a long way: Remember, a well-maintained wick is the key to a candle's longevity. Before each use, gently trim the wick to about ¼ inch using our specially designed wick trimmers. This keeps the flame steady and prevents excess soot, extending the life of your candle and giving you more hours of delightful fragrance. Set yourself up for success with the first burn: When you light one of our candles for the first time, let it burn for at least 1-2 hours until a full pool of melted wax forms across the surface. This sets the stage for even burning in the future, avoiding unsightly tunneling and ensuring that you get the most out of your candle. Timing is Everything: To get the best performance from your candle, ensure that you have enough time for a proper burn. Light it when you can commit to at least 2-3 hours of continuous burning. Our candles love to be enjoyed but also appreciate some rest between uses, so don't forget to give them a break and enjoy them for longer. Keep the Drafts at Bay: Just like your candle needs love, it also craves a draft-free space. Avoid placing your candle near windows, fans, or vents, as these can cause uneven burning and diminish the lifespan of your candle. Give it a cozy spot, and it will reward you with a steady, beautiful flame. Snuff it, Don't Huff it: To extinguish your candle, use our handy candle snuffers. Snuffing your candle helps minimize smoke and soot, keeping your air clean and allowing your candle to burn longer and brighter. Remember, blowing it out is so last century! As a small business owner passionate about candles, I hope these candle care tips will enhance your enjoyment and appreciation for the magic of our products. Vita Mia is dedicated to crafting candles that add warmth and charm to your home decor while providing you with moments of relaxation and self-care. With a little TLC and adherence to our expert advice, you'll be savoring the inviting glow and heavenly fragrances of our candles for many hours to come. Thank you for being a part of our candle-loving community!
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