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Can Soy Wax Candles Expire? How to Prolong the Life of my Soy Wax Candle

With the popularity of soy wax candles on the rise for their eco-friendly and clean-burning properties, many people may be wondering if soy wax candles expire and if so, how they can extend their life. No worries! In this post, we will answer these questions and provide tips on how to extend the life of your soy wax candle.


Unlike other types of candles, soy wax candles do not have a set expiration date. However, they can still lose their fragrance or become less effective over time if not cared for properly. The life of a soy wax candle depends on several factors, including the quality of the wax, the type of wick used, and storage conditions. Remember that being from a vegetable and renewable source, it will not last forever.


Store Your Soy Wax Candle Properly: To prolong the life of your soy wax candle, it's important to store it properly when not in use. Keep it out of direct sunlight as this can cause the wax to melt and affect the scent. Also, avoid storing your candle in a damp or damp area, as this can cause the wick to become soggy and difficult to light.

Trim the Wick: Before lighting your soy wax candle, it is important to trim the wick to 1/4 inch. This helps the candle burn more evenly and prevents the wick from getting too long and the candle from burning too fast.

Burn the candle long enough: When you first light your soy wax candle, be sure to burn long enough to allow the wax to melt to the edges of the container. This helps prevent tunneling and ensures the candle burns evenly.

Use a candle snuffer: When it's time to extinguish your soy wax candle, avoid blowing it out, as this can cause the wick to smolder and create a black sooty residue. Instead, use a candle snuffer to extinguish the flame.

Keep the candle clean: If you notice that your soy wax candle has accumulated dust or other debris, wipe it gently with a soft cloth or tissue. This helps the candle look and smell fresh.

So if your soy wax candle is properly stored and cared for, you can extend its life and enjoy its scent and ambiance for longer. Remember, with proper care, you can get the most out of your soy wax candle.

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