The Complete Guide to Candle Care

There’s something special about a cozy candle filling the room with your favorite fragrance.  Helping create the perfect atmosphere for your home is part of what motivates us at Antique Candle Works to make unique handmade candles in order to give you the best experience possible. 

However, like any candle, they need some care after they leave our studio.  It’s super easy to make sure you get the most out of your candle or wax melts, so I’ve put together a master guide of all the candle care tips and tricks you need to know for your Antique Candle Works candle!


  1. How to Get the Most out of Your Candle

Learn the basics of Candle Care 101 with the best practices to maintain the quality and life of your handmade candle.  This includes the importance of the first time lighting your candle, proper storage, wick trimming, cleaning soot, and extinguishing your candle.  Check out these easy-to-follow tips!


  1. Candle Care: Play it Safe!

Trying out new candle fragrances is fun, but it’s important to always stay safe while enjoying your candles.  This includes ideas such as “The Candle Bubble” and “Watch that Wick.”  This blog details four simple ways you can always make sure to keep safe while burning any of our Mason jar or antique candles!


  1. Soy Melts and How to Use Them

Antique Candle Works doesn’t just carry candles; we also have soy melts in every one of our unique fragrances!  Knowing how to use these soy melts, or wax tarts, is important to get the most out of every wax cube that comes in each shell container.


  1. How to Remove Wax Melts

Wax melts can sometimes be a little tricky when it comes to getting rid of a used scent in your burner, or if you just want to change up your fragrances.  So, we’ve found two mess-free ways to clean out your old tarts before you replace them with a brand new yummy scent!


  1. How to Clean out Candle Jars

This blog concerns the care of your candle once you use up all of the yummy smelling soy wax!  Mason jars and vintage jars are so cute and great craft or décor pieces, and our candles just so happen to come in these vessels.  So, if you don’t want to just throw out your leftover candle, follow this simple guide or infographic to cleaning out your candle jars that has been tried and tested by Brittany (the owner) herself!


If you have more questions about candle care, or candles in general, check out our Answering Your FAQs blog that addresses some of the most common questions we get from our friends!


Haven’t found your favorite Antique Candle Works fragrance or need to find one for a gift?  Do not worry!  Follow our full candle guide or visit our candle guide blog, A Scent for Everyone.  We have 18 unique scents, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for you!




Photography by Ashley from Our Modern Antebellum, HJ Creative Photography, Jennifer from The Grace House, and Hannah Christine Photography