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5 Expert Tips to Maximize the Scent Throw of Your Soy Candles

Updated: May 21

Are you wanting to enhance the fragrance of your Illuminate Apothecary soy candles? These expert tips will help you maximize scent throw, ensuring your home smells wonderful and inviting.


1. Trim the Wick for a Clean Burn:

Before lighting your candle, always trim the wick to about 1/4 inch. This prevents excess soot and ensures a clean, even burn. A properly trimmed wick helps the candle burn more efficiently, releasing more fragrance into the air.


2. Allow a Full Melt Pool:

When you light your candle, let it burn long enough for the entire surface to melt. This prevents tunneling and helps the candle release its full scent potential. Ideally, burn the candle for at least one hour per inch of its diameter. This ensures the wax melts evenly, creating a larger melt pool and a stronger scent throw.


3. Optimal Candle Placement:

Place your candle in a central, draft-free location. Avoid placing it near open windows, fans, or vents, as drafts can cause uneven burning and reduce the scent throw. By positioning your candle in a well-ventilated but stable area, the fragrance can disperse more effectively throughout the room.


4. Keep the Candle Clean:

Ensure that the surface of the candle is free from dust and debris. A clean candle surface allows for a more even burn and better scent throw. You can use a soft cloth to gently wipe the top of the candle before lighting it.


5. Use Candle Accessories:

Consider using accessories like candle snuffers and wick trimmers. These tools help maintain your candle and improve its performance. A candle snuffer minimizes smoke (though I personally just use the lid I provide with my candles) and helps preserve the scent, while a wick trimmer ensures the wick stays at the optimal length for the best burn.


By following these simple yet effective tips, you can enhance the fragrance and longevity of your Illuminate Apothecary soy candles. Enjoy a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your home with our natural, eco-friendly scents. Explore our collection to find your next favorite fragrance!

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