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With the cooler months upon us, it's time to take out the blankets and light the fireplace. There's nothing quite like cosying up on the couch with a warm cup of tea, a great book and your favourite candle burning. With the help of Palm Beach Collection, we've got all of your candle related questions covered!

Ever wondered if a candle snuffer actually does anything? Wonder no more! Founder of Palm Beach Collection, Kirsten Walker, has got all the tips, tricks and answers to help you get the most out of your favourite candles so you can enjoy those special scents just that little bit more. Walker breaks down the top reasons why you should be using a candle snuffer and wick trimmer, and why they make such a huge difference.

What are the benefits of using a wick trimmer?

Trimming the wick before each burn will encourage a cleaner, more even burn whilst eliminating soot. Before re-lighting your candle, it's best to trim the wicks down to 5mm and ensure they are stood upright. By trimming the wicks you will reduce the chance of smoking and decrease the chance of mushrooming.

But what is mushrooming?

Mushrooming is basically a build-up of excess carbon, this can happen if the wick is wrongly sized for the candle. It occurs when there is too much wax on the wick to be burned, which causes the partially-reduced molecules to build-up on the end of the wick.

How can I prevent tunnelling?

Your Palm Beach Collection Candle only needs to burn at a maximum of 3 hours at a time, and 2 hours for the minis. But it's always best to let your candle burn for at least 1 hour to prevent tunnelling. 

Why do I need to use a candle snuffer!?

The Palm Beach Collection candle snuffer is specially designed to extinguish your candles safely by lowering the snuffer onto the flame, you can safely put your candle out without any worries. It's simply the best way to blow out your candle! Always extinguish your candle when there is 10mm of wax left at the bottom of the jar and never use the lid to extinguish your candle! The Palm Beach Collection standard candles last up to 80 hours of burn time, by using the wick trimmer and candle snuffer on your candles will ensure you get the most out of each of your favourite scents! 

Designed with a chic, matte black finish, the Palm Beach Collection wick trimmer and candle snuffer are must-have accessories that will ensure your candle is lighting, performing and extinguishing at its best ability. With contactless door delivery, the Palm Beach Collection makes winter that much warmer!

Browse the range here, and even check out the video on candle safety!


WORDS | Brittany Ross



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