How To: Make a Candle Last Longer

How To: Make a Candle Last Longer

Jen DeRose
Jan 6, 2009

We love lighting candles, especially in the winter. But concerned about indoor air quality, we prefer the pricier ones made from beeswax or soy instead of their cheaper petroleum-based counterparts.

So we were delighted when we a friend tipped us off to this little trick to make them last longer...

We began sticking a candle in the freezer before lighting it!

By freezing the candle, the wax becomes colder and hardens, taking longer to melt. Which means that you get to enjoy the yummy scent for a few more days--without burning a hole in your pocket!

Photos: candle: jen derose; freezer: dlillo1/stock xchang

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