Natural Candle Care 101: Ensuring Your Meet Haus Candle Burns Beautifully Every Time

Natural Candle Care 101: Ensuring Your Meet Haus Candle Burns Beautifully Every Time

Candles, especially natural candles like those from Meet Haus, have long graced our homes with their enchanting glow and refreshing aromas. Choosing a candle from a brand like Meet Haus, known for its careful manufacturing process and dedication to sustainability, is essential. But, like any treasured home accessory, candles require proper care to shine. This guide delves into the art of candle maintenance, ensuring your Meet Haus candles provide a mesmerizing glow and captivating scent, burn after burn.

Trimming the Wick: A Step You Mustn’t Skip


One of the most essential candle care tips revolves around the wick. Before lighting your Bouquet Soy Candle or any other, trim the wick to about 1/4 inch. By trimming your natural candle's wick, you can avoid excessive soot and ensure a cleaner and more efficient burn. This tiny and simple act of candle maintenance can significantly enhance the longevity and quality of your candle's life.

Trimming the wick before the first burn of our soy candle

The First Burn: Setting the Stage with the Memory Ring

Every Meet Haus natural candle, such as the evocative Violet Soy Candle or the refreshing Forest Soy Candle, deserves a proper start. The first burn is critical because it creates a "memory ring." This ring of melted wax forms around the edge of the candle's wick. The memory ring helps prevent tunneling when the wax only melts in the candle's center. Tunneling can make your candle look unsightly and can also shorten its lifespan. To properly burn your Meet Haus candle, you should let it burn for at least two hours the first time you light it. This technique will allow the entire top layer of wax to melt and create a strong memory ring. After that, you can burn your candle for shorter periods, but always let it burn to the edge of the wax pool. This will help ensure that your candle burns evenly and lasts many years.

The first burn of a new soy candle on a wooden tray


Keeping Your Meet Haus Candle Pristine: Away from Dust and Debris

The Meet Haus Forest Soy Candle, an emblem of natural candle craftsmanship, has a calming fragrance that can transport you to a peaceful forest. But a dirty or dusty candle can ruin the experience. Make sure to clean the surface of your candle before lighting it. Once it is lit, avoid moving it to prevent foreign substances from mixing with the melted wax and compromising the purity of the scent.

Burn Duration: Not Too Long, Not Too Short

Burn duration matters whether you’re lighting up the Meet Haus Violet Soy Candle for a relaxing evening or the Bouquet Soy Candle for a meditation morning. Typically, allowing your natural candle to burn for 3-4 hours at a stretch is optimal. Too long, and you risk excess liquid wax, which could drown the wick. Too short, and you risk tunneling, where only the center of the candle burns, wasting the outer wax.

Safe Storage: Preserve Your Meet Haus Candle's Elegance

Proper storage is vital for those moments when you’re not indulging in the luxurious scent of your Meet Haus natural candle. Keep your candles in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight or heat sources. This simple care tip prevents potential warping and discoloration, ensuring that when you next light up your Forest Soy Candle, it’s as pristine and aromatic as ever.

The allure of a well-maintained Meet Haus natural candle is undeniable. By adopting these how-to-burn a candle tips, you not only enhance your candle experience but pay homage to the meticulous craftsmanship that defines Meet Haus. With each harmonious glow and captivating fragrance, immerse yourself in Meet Haus's promise of sustainability, luxury, and impeccable quality.

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