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Tips to enjoy your candles even longer!

PLNTS is all about making your home cosy. Candles make your home livelier, cosier and warmer. The perfect addition to your interior! That is why we have enthusiastically expanded our assortment with our new candle line. Your cosy plant corner can now become even cosier, making your home a nicer place!

Our assortment consists of scented candles, tea lights dinner and fun candles. At PLNTS, we attach great importance to sustainability. Therefore, we have chosen candles that are eco-friendly, vegan and made of natural materials. Good for the environment, but also good for you! After all, did you know that a plant-based candle burns longer and has far fewer health risks than an 'ordinary' home garden and kitchen candle? Want to know all the benefits of eco-friendly candles? Then be sure to read this blog!

Of course you want to enjoy your candle as long as possible, so we have listed some important tips for you.

General tips for burning candles

There are some tips that generally apply when you start burning your plant-based candles. This way, you can enjoy your candle even longer!

Cut the wick

Before burning a candle, it is necessary to cut the wick at about 1 centimetre. If you have burned the candle before, our tip is to carefully cut off the "tip" of the black wick. Be careful not to drop it into the candle. This way, your candle will burn nicer, cleaner and longer!

Minimum and maximum burn time

Plant-based candles have a minimum burn time. Always make sure you burn your plant-based candle for at least as long as the top layer of wax is liquid. This way, you make sure the candle doesn't 'collapse' and the wax dries up nicely!

For your health, it is better not to burn a candle longer than 3 hours, because of the oxygen in the room. Do you burn the candle for longer? Then it is good to open a window to ventilate the room properly. Plant-based candles are a lot 'cleaner' and have less soot, but for the best air in your home, good ventilation and airing after burning candles is best!

The location of your candle

This might be an open door, but it is very important! Always put your candles in a safe place. Have you decorated your plant corner with candles? Then make sure the candle is not under a plant leaf. This can damage the leaf and possibly cause a fire.

Do you have a beautiful (plant) cabinet you want to style with candles? Super fun! Just keep in mind that if you want to burn your candle, you'd better take it out of the cupboard to avoid soot stains, but also fire. Also, always keep your candle away from flammable materials.

Melting candles

Plant-based candles melt faster than 'regular' candles. So be careful not to place your candle (too long) above a warm heater or next to an open fire! This can deform the candle and sometimes even make it unusable. And of course we want to avoid that.

Burning candles safely

The last, and most important tip for candle burning in general is to make sure a candle burns safely. Don't leave the room where your candle is burning for long periods of time! Obviously, visiting the toilet won't hurt, but if you leave the house. Then don't forget to blow out the candles!


Tips for burning scented candles

Scented candles are super popular and are burned all year round. In spring and summer, the fresh scents and as the days get a bit darker and colder, we like to bring some deeper and spicy scents into our homes. Whatever your favourite scent, here are some tips to enjoy your scented candle even more!

Different scented candles

Our first tip is not to burn scented candles with different scents at the same time. We totally understand that you have several favourite scents and can't choose which one to burn, but burning different scents together can actually have a very detrimental effect!

Strength of the scented candle

When you light a scented candle, the scent may be very subtle. After blowing out the candle, it often smells stronger. By the way, did you know that there are also many advantages to burning scented candles? Read all about it in this blog!

Tips for burning tea lights

Tea lights are perfect to complete your interior and make your favourite corners even cosier. Whether you have a scented or regular tea light, there are a few things you can keep in mind to enjoy your tea light even longer!

Minimum burn time

Tea lights made from natural wax have a minimum burn time. Always make sure you burn your plant-based candle for at least as long as the top layer of wax is liquid. This way, you make sure the candle doesn't 'collapse' and the wax dries up nicely! That way it will be ready for the next burning session!

Recycle your tea light!

Is your tea light completely burnt out? Don't throw the glass away just yet! Clean it well and use it, for example, to put your cuttings in or pot a baby plant in your glass.

Tips for burning dinner candles

We can totally picture it: a beautifully decorated table with dinner candles in different shapes, colours and heights. In the nicest candle holders, of course. To enjoy your plant-based dinner candle as long as possible, we share a few tips!

Different heights

Candles with different heights are a beautiful and playful sight. Just make sure you never put the candles too close together, especially if they are different heights. The heat of burning will melt the other candle.

Dripping dinner candles

Our dinner candles don't drip much, if at all. However, it is important that the candle is placed as straight as possible on a stable surface, they are not in a draught and also not above a heater. Due to the heat or draught, the air currents will make your candle flutter, which can cause drips.

Your candle could accidentally drip and leave a nasty stain. Our tip is to put some kitchen paper on the dried stain and briefly put the hot iron on it. You'll see that the stain will be gone in no time!

Tips for burning fun candles

Fun candles are extremely popular and the name says it all: these candles are a party to bring into your home. With unusual, crazy and, above all, cheerful shapes, they complete any corner. Fun candles are kind of blunt candles, so it is important that you put them on an underplate or tray when you burn them. That way, you avoid stains on your furniture!

These were our tips for enjoying your candles even longer. Can't wait to style your home with candles? Check out all our (scented) candles and accessories here or shop our favourites below!


PLNTS instantly make Renée happy as she's always on the hunt for cool plant trends. Inspiring our community with interior tips, surprising DIY's and fun lists is what she does best!

September 28, 2022
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