How Long Do Scented Candles Keep Their Scent? Find Out Here!

Updated on June 13, 2021

Candles with scents are a great way to add a special touch to a bedroom, dining room, living room or any other room in the house. Fragrances are designed to be absorbed into the air and clothing to enhance the moods of the rooms.

Here, we will discuss just how long scented candles last.

The answer to this question is best answered by looking at the strength of the scents in the candles you are considering. Generally speaking, the stronger the scent, the shorter the candle will last.

Scented candles have been delicately recreated every year by candle makers for years, and no matter how many you have, it seems like there is always one that isn't burning right.

One of the most common problems with scented candles is their inability to retain their scent. Sometimes the wax gets too hot and burns too fast, leaving behind nasty smells. Other times, the wax doesn't burn evenly, leaving some areas smelling stronger than others.

The key to getting your scented candles to burn properly is to use the right type of wax. The best waxy waxes, like paraffin, are best for retaining strong scents.

Most scented candles are made from paraffin wax, which has been around since the 15th century. Paraffin wax is a hard, waxy substance that is easy to melt, but not easy to clean and because it has a high melting point, it can be very difficult to remove the smell from a candle.

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Do Candles Expire?

You've heard it a thousand times before—candles don't last forever. But how long can they last? Is there any way to test if they're still good?

In this post, we'll take a look at the science behind candles, to find out how long they really keep burning.

Do candles expire? Is there such a thing as a candle that doesn't? There are many ways to go about this, and many people have found ways to keep their candles burning and their homes smelling great long after the expiration dates have passed.

There are oils and other additives that help keep the wax sealed, and candles that never go out, like the famous wax tarts.

There are candles that can be re-used, candles that can be left in the freezer for the wax to harden over time, ones that don't ever need to be lit, and candles that can be left outside all year long.

If you are a frequent candle user, it’s important that you purchase regularly renewing candles.

The Right Way to Burn Candles

Burning candles is a harmless way to add a little beauty to your home and create a lovely ambiance. But it can also be a dangerous thing. If you're burning candles on a regular basis, you may not realize that they can cause a serious fire or explosion hazard.

If you live in a newly constructed home with brand new hardwood floors, you may not realize that there are different ways to burn candles. The wrong way can cause fires and can also harm your new hardwood floors.

Make the scent more noticeable by using different scents in different rooms

If you have a home with more than one person, you know how frustrating it can be to live in a space where you constantly smell the same smell.  

Whether it's a roommate, a pet, or a dead animal, there is nothing more frustrating than living in a space where the same smell is present every day.  But there is a way to change the environment, one room at a time.  

You can use different scents in different rooms to make the scent more noticeable.

Carrying a fresh scent throughout your home is a great way to make your home feel like a home and gives it a sense of continuity and familiarity.

However, most people are unable to use the same scent in every room, since some people are sensitive to certain scents, whether it be because of allergies or other health reasons, or because they don't like the scent themselves.

Place candles far away from air vents to maximize their scent

Everyone has a favorite scent. Whether it's a candle with a single note of scent or a blend of various scents, there's a scent for everyone. But candles can't be used in every room.

If you want to use candles in a particular room, it's best to avoid using them in the same room as a vent. The problem is that commonly used candles can't be used in these areas. They can only be used in small rooms or rooms that aren't vented.

To put a scent out into the world, you need to make sure it has a way to travel far and wide, and that means getting it out there via air vents.

Use essential oil-based fragrance will give you the cleanest burn

If you want to achieve the cleanest burn possible, then you should always choose essential oil-based fragrance.

There is a lot of debate in the alternative health community about the best way to deliver essential oils: through a diffuser, a candle, or a home air purifier. So, which methods work best?

Well, for a truly natural clean, you should use a diffuser. The scent you’re breathing is not only inhaled by the user but also diffused throughout the room.

This can work wonders for your focus and energy, but it can also be a bit too much when you’re using an essential oil-based fragrance.

You need to do a little research prior to deciding on your type of fragrance, and then make sure that you choose a recipe that is essential oils-based.

You may be surprised to find out that a lot of the classic types of candles that you have seen in the past can actually be made using essential oils.

It's a common belief that it's best to choose fragrance oils with 100% essential oils and natural ingredients, but in fact, a study in 2009 found that the majority of the best-sellers contained synthetic chemicals, as well as some with animal testing listed.

Choose the right candle wick

Candles are great for soothing a room, but since candles are made from wax, it is important to choose the right wick for the job. The most important factor in selecting a wick is the diameter, which determines how quickly the melted wax drips down the wick.

You can measure the diameter of a candle using a candlestick that goes into the candle, or using a ruler.

Candles provide a cozy atmosphere in any home. But when it comes to choosing the right candlewick, it is important to know the difference between a wick that can burn down the candle and a wick that will leave you with a mess to clean up.

Well, there are three main types of wicks: Natural cotton, beeswax, and soy.

Cotton wicks are the most common wick because they are inexpensive and easy to find in most stores. They are also designed to burn slowly and evenly and produce a steady amount of smoke.

Beeswax wicks are also inexpensive and easy to find but are designed to burn slowly and produce a steady amount of smoke. Unfortunately, beeswax wicks can melt, so be careful when melting them. Soy wicks are also inexpensive and easy to clean.

Smell is one of the human senses which can flow through the whole body. I am the Founder of where we talk all about scented candles. Known as Candace the Candle Girl, I know pretty much all there is to know about scented candles. I make and sell them on Etsy and Ebay - so be sure to ask if you have any burning questions :) (pun intended ;) )

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