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How many hours of burn time should I get from my candle?????
How can I increase the burn time of my candle?
What is the BEST way to burn a candle?
What is the BEST way to blow out a candle?
How do you avoid smoking and/or flame torching?
 

How many hours of burn time should I get from my candle?
Burn time depends on the composition of the wax and the number of wicks. Nite-Lite Candle Company candles average between four and five hours of burn time per ounce of wax. If the container requires more than one wick the burn time will be proportionally less.

Examples: 8oz candle with one wick == 40-50 hours of burn time

40oz candle with four wicks == 40*5/4 == 50 hours of burn time.
 

How can I increase the burn time of my candle??
The burn time of any candle can be increased by placing the candle in the freezer before actually burning the candle. Continuously trimming the candle wick to 1/4" will also increase the candle burn time.
 

What is the BEST way to burn a candle?
Candles have a memory! The first time you burn a candle can determine how it will burn thereafter. Before lighting, trim the candlewick to a 1/4". After lighting the candle, allow the wax to pool and form a well within a 1/2 to a 1/4 inch (depending on candle size) of the candle edge. This will usually take about 2-3 hours or burn about 1" in width per hour. As the candle burns, center the wick in the wax pool so the candle will burn straight down. Extinguish the flame and allow the candle to cool before relighting. Keep burning in this manner and your candle should have a long burn life. ALWAYS trim the wick to approximately 1/4" before relighting.

NOTE: If you only burn a candle for a few minutes at a time, the candle will slowly drill a small hole in the candle core and eventually run out of oxygen and burn poorly or not at all.
 

What is the BEST way to blow out a candle?
To blow out a candle, hold your finger in front of the flame and gently blow. This will cause the air to flow around your finger and extinguish the flame without splattering hot wax.
 

How do you avoid smoking and/or flame torching?
To avoid a large flame or smoking, never burn a candle in a draft and keep the candlewick trimmed to a 1/4 inch. To neatly trim a wick, allow the wax to cool, then hold the candle upside down and trim the wick to a 1/4 inch: this method prevents wick trimmings from accumulating inside the candle.
 

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