Love having scented candles in your PG room? Here’s how you can make them last longer


The modern malady that plagues almost all of us is stress. And when you’ve had a hard day at college or work, you want to come home to your PG in Mukherjee Nagar, light your favourite scented candle and unwind. But if you’re in the habit of lighting them frequently, either to relax or to create a warm ambience in your paying guest facility, you might find you’re running out of candles faster than you expect. And no one wants to be shelling out a tonne of money on buying candles each month for your hostel or PG space. That’s why we’ve got five quick and easy ways for you to manage the upkeep of your candles better and stretch their longevity especially beeswax candles. 100% pure beeswax is organic and natural and therefore the  candles made from it are very expensive so you want them to last as long as possible. Let’s take a look:

Let’s take a look:

Clean them up

You’re not the only one who needs a spa day once in a while, your candles need them too. And if you’ve got a large collection, you probably know just how dusty they can get if you’re not using them. That dust can isn’t great for your PG room or your candles, so it’s important to clean them regularly with a cloth duster. If there’s just too much gunk stuck to your candle over time, try a damp microfibre towel or tissue and ease away the dust. Your candle will look brand new and burn much better now.

Prevent any tunnelling

If you’re lighting your candles only in short bursts, there is a chance that the entire wax around the surface level won’t have a chance to melt, leaving a rim of unmelted wax at the edge of your jar. Over time, this ring will be deepened, as only the wax around the wick will receive heat from the candle and melt, creating a tunnel. This obviously cuts the life of your candle by a lot. The way to prevent any tunneling is by letting your candle burn long enough so that an even layer of the surface melts. If you already have any candles with tunneling, you can repair them by scraping the unmelted wax from the sides to fill in the tunnel, creating a flat layer. Then light your candle for a while so that the surface melts and evens out, making it as good as new.

Give the wicks a trim

Before each use, you should give your candle wick a little trim. This will ensure a brighter burn for your candle, and also reduce the chances of dark soot marks in the candle jar or any surrounding areas. Keeping your wicks short will also prevent too much dust from collecting in your candles and make them easier to clean. You can use a regular pair of scissors or even nail clippers to do the job.

Clean up any drips

The thing about candle wax is that it melts really quickly. And that can clog up your candle holders (or desks or side tables or any other surface you’ve placed your candles on) with melted wax really quickly. You don’t want inconvenient clumps of dried wax to be all over your surfaces. So, make sure you get rid of the drips. The easiest way to do this is by scraping them off with a knife or a razor blade. You can add the drips back into your candle jar or save them for a future DIY. And if the drip is too stubborn and refuses to be moved, you can remelt it using a hair dryer and just wipe it off with a cloth.

DIY with leftovers

If you’ve got some candles with burnt out wicks but unmelted wax or if your candle has a beautiful jar there are plenty of DIYs you can do with the leftovers. Save the unmelted wax scraps from different candles to melt into a new candle or tealights. Or repurpose your candle jar into a pen stand or planter for your paying guest room. It’s inexpensive and will ensure you’re getting the most out of each candle that you buy.

Candles can be an easy and low-maintenance way to level up your room decor and add your personal touch. If you’ve booked yourself a room on, you know you’re already getting a well-designed and furnished space that can beat any regular PG. Having a touch of your own like scented candles, tea lights, or any other decor item can make these well-proportioned rooms feel even cosier. And if you are worried about space to keep your stuff, you needn’t be – these are well furnished rooms.

 So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and show your candles some love and get ready to spread some warmth in your space.

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