You're one step away from scenting your home effortlessly.
Whether you choose a scented candle, botanical wax melts or reed diffuser, I've put together these handy tips so you can enjoy them safely, make them last longer and guarantee that they'll smell even better.
Caring for your candle
Your candle's first burn is the most important. Let the wax melt as far to the edge of the jar as possible on the first burn to prevent your candle from tunnelling in the future.
Use a wick trimmer to trim your candle between burns. This encourages a safer and steady flame and reduces excessive soot.
As tempting as it may be, keep your candle burn time to a maximum of four hours at a time to make sure that the wax and the jar doesn't get too hot.
Caring for your botanical wax melts
Place a cube of wax in the top of your wax burner with an unscented tealight underneath.
Avoid jumbo tealights and keep each burn to a maximum of 3 hours.
When the scent has disappeared, it's time to change your wax melt. Light a tealight underneath for 60 seconds to allow a thin layer of wax to melt - the wax should slide right out!
Caring for your reed diffuser
Place your reeds into the diffuser bottle and allow 24 hours for the scent to absorb through the reeds and start dispersing through your home.
For a more subtle scent, use less reeds.
Place the reed diffuser in a high-traffic area of your home (e.g. near a door) for maximum fragrance.
Keep away from direct heat sources such as sunlight or radiators to prevent unnecessary evaporation.