• Not everyone knows that there is a right and wrong way to burn a candle.
• The first step is to always trim the wick.
• Trimmed wicks make for a cleaner burn with less smoky residue.
Ever buy a brand new candle only to watch its glass jar turn black and smoky? There’s a way to prevent those unsightly smoke stains, and it’s incredibly simple: Always trim the wick.
This was the most important thing I told customers when I worked for Yankee Candle, and I still abide by the rule in my own home.