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Candle Shelf Life

Do Candles Expire?  Burn the good candles! When I was planning the launch of Whiskey & Woof, I was interviewing a graphic designer who wanted to move into the luxury space. We were getting along well when she told me she had used the same Yankee Candle to scent her apartment for ten years. It had never been burned and she opened the jar for half an hour to scent the room when friends were coming over and then she would replace the glass top on it.  My lungs felt a sympathy pang. I could only imagine what she was smelling and what she was putting her friends through.  After ten years, the condition of a candle is likely to...

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Are Scented Candles Safe for Dogs? Are Candles Bad for Cats?

Scented candles have become a staple in many households, offering a cozy ambiance and delightful fragrances. However, it's essential to be mindful of our furry friends' well-being, as certain ingredients in scented candles can pose risks to their health. In this blog post, we'll explore how to safely enjoy scented candles in homes with dogs, ensuring a harmonious environment for both humans and pets. The Risks: Scented candles release various chemicals when burned, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and potential toxins like formaldehyde. These compounds can irritate your dog's sensitive respiratory system and, in some cases, even cause toxicity. Certain fragrances, such as essential oils commonly found in candles, can be particularly harmful to dogs if inhaled or ingested, leading...

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How To Get The Cleanest Burn Out Of Your Candles & Avoid Tunneling

 Did you know that there is more to making a scented candle last and perform in a clean way then lighting it and letting it burn for as long as you desire? You're in the right place to make that wonderful scented candle last and burn clean.  The first burn of any candle should last (approximately 1-2 hours) until there is an inch of liquid pool of wax from side-to-side of the vessel. This helps you to avoid candle tunneling. Wax has a memory. If a candle is extinguished after ten minutes, it will never burn wider than the initial circumference of that first burn.  To keep a candle burn clean, trim the wick between burns. This reduces the amount...

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