- Dec 18, 2018
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Characteristics of a Long-Lasting Candle – Goose Creek
How to Choose a Long-Burning Candle
When it’s time to buy a new scented candle, you want to make sure that you’re getting the most use for your money. You don’t want to buy a brand-new candle only to have it burn out just a few uses later. There are a few fool-proof ways that you can be sure that you’re buying a long-lasting scented candle. The first is to make sure that you opt for quality over quantity. It can be tempting to choose the largest candle possible and expect it to be the longest lasting. However, this isn’t always the case. A smaller, better-quality candle is almost always a better choice than a larger, low-quality candle.
Another foolproof way to ensure that your new candle is long lasting is to check the burn time before you buy it. Manufacturers who truly produce long-lasting candles will be more than forthcoming about burn times. You should also keep in mind that thick wicks burn longer and jar candles with wide-mouth openings allow for better airflow and longer burn times. You should also choose a candle with a normal shape, such as a cylinder. Candles in strange shapes are almost guaranteed to burn faster and unevenly. Finally, make sure that you’re buying a candle from a brand with excellent customer reviews. Be sure to check out the Goose Creek reviews page
Best Long-Lasting Candles
The high-quality scented candles from Goose Creek are some of the best long-lasting candles on the market. Our jar candles meet all of the long-lasting candle requirements, such as thick wicks, quality materials, regular shapes and a trusted brand. Our popular artwork candles and large jar candles feature a burn time of up to 150 hours. Medium jar candles burn for up to 75 hours and American Legacy candles have a burn rate of up to 60 hours. Our 20-ounce pumpkin candles burn for up to 110 hours and our tumbler candles feature burn times of up to 120 hours.
Best Long-Lasting Tea Light Candles
Our scented jar candles aren’t our only products with long burn times. Goose Creek Firefly tea light candles are four times larger than regular tea lights and are made with four times more scent. Each of these long-lasting tea lights features a burn time of 10 to 15 hours.
Factors Contributing to Candle Burn Rate
A candle’s burn rate primarily depends on the quality of wax and wick used. We only use premium paraffin wax blends and 100-percent cotton wicks. In addition to the candle’s composition, the way that you use your candle also contributes to its burn rate. Follow a few simple steps to make sure that your long-lasting candle lasts even longer.
How to Make Your Scented Candle Last Longer
The first step to making your scented candle last longer is to light it the correct way the first time. Each time that you light a new candle, you should let the wax melt almost to the edge of the candle before extinguishing it. Another important tip is to trim the wick and keep it close to ¼-inch long. Prevent your candle from burning too quickly by keeping it away from drafty areas. Don’t leave your lighted candle near an open window or an air conditioning vent. Finally, store the candle properly when you aren’t using it. Keep your scented candle in a cool, dry area so that the integrity of the wax is maintained. To learn more about making your candle last, check out our candle burning tips blog post.