Candles are the perfect addition to any room as they create a warm and inviting ambiance that can be enjoyed all year round. But it can be very disappointing watching your favorite candle melt away if you have only used it a couple of times. That's why it's essential to consider the type of wax the candle is made of since not all waxes will burn for the same duration.
If you are looking for long-lasting candles, consider a candle made of slow-burning candle wax, like natural wax. This way, you can enjoy the beauty of the candle for a more extended time without having to replace it as frequently.
Today, we fill you in on long-lasting candles, the different types, and their benefits. Let's get started.
What are Long-Lasting Candles and Why Should You Use Them?
Long-lasting candles can burn for a more extended period without burning out quickly. They are usually made of natural waxes and appropriately sized wicks. This allows for a slower and cooler burn.
Long-lasting candles are simply the most cost-effective as you are not replacing them as frequently as shorter-burning ones. How long they last will depend on the wax and how well you take care of the wick – more on these details below.
Different Types of Long-Lasting Candles
There are different types of long-lasting candles. The following long-lasting candles are made from natural waxes. Let's take a look.
TDLR? Avoid paraffin. This wax burns hot and very fast. No candle made of paraffin wax is considered long-lasting. But these waxes are great for long-lasting candles:
Coconut Wax Candle
The coconut wax candle is the new kid in Candle Town. After extracting the coconut meat, it undergoes a process called hydrogenation. Coconut wax candles burn slower and cleaner than paraffin wax candles and hold their scent very well.
Beeswax candles are candles made from a natural wax that's produced by honeybees. It is non-toxic and hypoallergenic and burns very cleanly, producing minimal soot. Beeswax candles have a long burn time however, this isn’t the best wax if you want your candles to have a fragrance since it’s so dense the fragrance doesn’t “throw” well. If you just want cozy candle vibes, beeswax is great.
Soy Wax Candle
After much testing, soy wax is our favorite for long lasting candles. Not only is soy wax renewable and biodegradable, but it also burns farrrrr cooler and cleaner than paraffin wax. It also has a lower melting point, which means it burns slower and lasts longer. If you love fragranced candles, soy wax is a great choice!
By choosing a soy wax candle, you're not only getting a longer burn time, but you're also making a more sustainable choice.
Which Type Burns the Longest?
There are a variety of factors that can influence which type of candle burns the longest. Beeswax, soy, and coconut wax candles are excellent choices for those looking for a longer-lasting burn. Among these three, soy wax is known to have the longest burn times because of its slow-burning properties.
But it's essential to remember that how long the candle burns also depends on the type of wick, the size, and how you use it.
Meet Our Long-Lasting Candle Collection
We at BerryLemon love handcrafting candles and want to ensure that we do our part for the environment. That's why we use 100% pure soy wax from soybeans grown right here in the United States. Not only is soy wax renewable and eco-friendly, but it also burns super cleanly and very slowly, so you can enjoy your candle for longer.
We are committed to using only the best ingredients in our candles, so we use premium fragrances and essential oils – free from all those nasty chemicals like phthalates and parabens.
Our cotton wicks are natural and free from lead and other harmful metals.
We're really proud of our Non-Toxic Candle Collection, which is vegan and cruelty-free. Our candles don't use phthalates, parabens, or paraffin, so you can feel good about using them in your home.
How Long Do These Candles Last?
Because our candles are wicked correctly, they are designed to last a long while.
A 7 oz BerryLemon soy candle lasts a whopping 40 hours, a 9oz burns for close to 60 hours. But make sure you trim your wick for the longest-lasting candle possible. An overly long wick burns too hot and for no reason! No wasting around here.
How to Care for Your Long-Lasting Candles
Long-lasting candles require proper care to help them last for a long time. Here are some tips to care for your long-lasting candles.
#1 Give it a Trim
Yup, size matters when it comes to the wick of the candle. Each time before lighting your candle, trim the wick to about a ¼ inch. This will help your candle burn more evenly and slower.
#2 Let it Burn for a Certain Time
Let your long-lasting candles burn for at least 2 hours before putting them out. This will help your candle burn more evenly and prevent tunneling.
#3 Store Properly
Store your long-lasting candle in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight or drafty areas.
By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your long-lasting candles will burn brightly for a long time.
Long Lasting Candles Offer More Burn For Your Buck
Long-lasting candles are an excellent investment for creating a cozy and relaxing atmosphere in your home! Not only do they burn for a longer time, but you can choose between different designs and scents. When properly caring for your long-lasting candles, you ensure they last even longer.
Soy candles are the ideal choice if you're looking for a candle with a slower burn time. Plus, you can feel good knowing they are eco-friendly and sustainable. At BerryLemon, you can choose from an entire soy candle collection.
So why not add a touch of beauty and coziness to your space with lovely, long-lasting candles?