Love Burning Candles? Here’s What You Need to Do to Make Them Last

Who knew there was a right and wrong way to burn a candle? Well, there is, and it turns out, we’ve been using candles all wrong. If you love the way these decor items make your home look and smell, you’ll want to know how to prolong the life of any candle. Read on for the tips you’ll need.

1. Follow the half inch rule

melted candle

melted candle Sometimes you just have to learn to let go. | Dombili/iStock/Getty Images

It’s time say goodbye to a candle when there’s only half an inch of wax left in the jar, according to Yankee Candle. This prevents heat damage, so the surface the candle is on and the candle jar itself won’t sustain any burn marks.

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