How To Care For Your Candles with Heyland & Whittle
My friends! Today I want to chat about how to care for your candles with the help of luxury candle company, Heyland & Whittle. In case you don’t know, Heyland & Whittle are an award winning luxury soap and home fragrance company and they have a stunning collection of home fragrance which uses top quality essential oils, sustainable soy wax and expert perfumers to blend their fragrances. With their help, we are going to explore why soy candles are better than paraffin candles and find out their top tips for looking after your candles and getting the best yield! Ok! Let’s go!
What is the difference between soy and paraffin candles?
Paraffin candles result in black soot when burning, whereas soy does not. This can discolour the wax and the glass or tin the candle is in, as well as result in a smoky scent while burning. You’ll also find that cheaper paraffin candles result in tunnelling, which is where the wax only melts in the middle of the candle. This means the candles don’t burn for as long so you don’t get your money’s worth. Heyland & Whittle only use soy wax to create their luxury candles.
My candle isn’t burning evenly, what can I do?
Soy wax and cotton wicks will help candles to burn evenly, however; you also need to burn them in the right way to ensure they melt evenly. Heyland & Whittle recommend burning your candle for at least an hour and no longer than four hours. You should also not relight it within 45 minutes. This will ensure the wax burns in an even layer and that it is completely cooled before you relight your candle. You should also trim the wick down to around 1cm above the wax before you light it, in order to control the size of the flame.
How should I put my candle out?
We all know that you can simply blow a candle out, but this can result in a sooty smell that ruins the scent your candle has created in your home. Avoid this from happening by placing one of our candle snuffers over the flame when using a candle in a glass. For candles in a tin, you can simply pop the lid on as that will have the same result. The lid and candle snuffer deprive the flame of oxygen, which puts out the candle and contains any smoke. This ensures you can continue to enjoy the fragrance of the candle even after you have put it out.
…And there we have it, how to care for your candles with Heyland & Whittle! I have the Clementine Prosecco candle which smells dreamy, I also LOVE the Neroli Rose Room scent too! This post contains press samples via Time Of Your Life Beauty Box who are doing an amazing deal with Heyland & Whittle soon – look out for it!