How To Make The Most Of Your Scented Candles

How To Make The Most Of Your Scented Candles


Scented candles trigger the senses and memories associated with a particular fragrance.

If you are having a romantic dinner for two, turn off the overhead lights. You’ll find the warmth of soft candle light very flattering and it’s a definite mood maximiser! To double the impact of your candles, try placing them on a framed mirror, used as a tray, in the centre of the table. Mismatched or differently sized candles and candle holders are perfect for this look, be it on a mirrored tray or otherwise.

Candles are also very effective in outdoor spacesand not just to deter mozzies. At 1825 interiors, you'll find a selection of lanterns and candle holders suitable for undercover outdoors.

In the bathroom candles can be used either on the lip of the bath or on the vanity.

We are proud to stock Idyllic candles. Idyllic candles are known for their beautiful, real scents and longevity. There are fragrances for all tastes and we have plenty of testers for you to sniff! I’ve tried many at home but I keep going back to vanilla. It must have something to do with all the cakes Ma used to bake back in the day.



1) Before lighting, remove labels and wrappings and discard. Place candles on a heat-resistant, flat surface away from flammable sources and draughts. For the first burn of your candle, light it for at least one hour but no more than 3 hours for every 2.5 cm of its diameter (it should burn long enough to melt the candle wax to the edge). This sets the candle’s ‘memory’. If you don't do this, you risk wasting wax as the candle will burn straight down the middle.

2) Remember to trim the wick regularly, ideally to 6mm. Our candles make this easy as Idyllic uses lead-free, 100% twisted cotton wicks.

3) Sometimes you may notice what is called a ‘mushrooming’ of the wick. To provide the cleanest burn possible, we recommend you remove the black ‘mushroom’ before re-lighting the candle, and then periodically do so during burning. To extinguish the candle, it's best to use a candle snuffer as this prevents the wick from drifting off-centre. Another way to maximise the life of your favourite candles!

4) If the edge of a candle gets too high the flame will flicker due to lack of oxygen and start sooting. Try cutting the edge of a pillar candle to 1cm while the wax is still warm. 

For best results, store your candle in a cool, dry place, and keep out of reach of kids and pets!

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