Candles are one of the most popular craft items to make, and for good reason. They are easy to make, and they are a great way to create a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere in your home. However, candles can also be a hassle to keep lit.
One common problem with candles is that they often go out after a short amount of time. This is because the wax that is used in most candles is made of paraffin, which is a very thin oil. When the candle is lit, the heat from the flame melts the wax near the wick. This liquid wax is then drawn up the wick, where it is burned. However, because the wax is so thin, it doesn't create a strong flame. This means that the candle will eventually go out because the flame cannot reach the wax.
There are a few things that you can do to help your candles last longer.
First, make sure that you are using quality wax. Cheap waxes will not hold up well to the heat, and will quickly go out. For example, Purely Scent candles all last up to 45 hours of burn time due to the quality wax used.
Second, try to keep your candles burning at a steady pace. If you are constantly relighting them, the wax will not have time to burn evenly, and the candle will eventually go out.
Third, make sure that you are extinguishing your candles properly. If you forget to turn them off, the wax will continue to burn, and the candle will eventually go out.
Finally, keep your candles in a cool, dry place when not in use. This will help to prolong the life of your candles.