Lighting a candle is the perfect way to freshen up the smell of your home. Generally, when you light a candle, you let it burn for several hours to spread the amazing aroma throughout a room. However, you don’t want to leave a candle lit too long since it can become a fire hazard. Find out what you need to know about the ideal burn times for soy candle sizes.
Candle Burn Times
Every candle has a different burn time, and that largely depends on the amount of wax it contains. We’ve broken down the three sizes of soy wax candles Frostbeard sells and their burn times:
- 8 oz: 40 + hours
- 4 oz: 20 + hours
- 2 oz: 10+ hours
These times can vary depending on the candle manufacturer, so it’s always best to review the product specifications. Knowing the burn time of a candle gives you a better idea of its “lifespan.” If you love the scent, you’ll want a candle with a long burn time to enjoy the fragrance.
How Long You Should Light Candles
Even the smallest candles have a burn time of several hours, but that doesn’t mean you should let them burn nonstop. For instance, a 2 oz candle generally has enough wax to burn for around 10 hours, but you shouldn’t leave it burning all day.
Candles should only burn for periods of two-to-three hours; burning them too long can damage the wick. Moreover, if the wick becomes damaged, the flame may become larger and create a fire hazard. Burning the candle for too long also increases the risk of smoke or soot releasing into the area.
Candle Shopping Tips
Soy candle size and burn time are just two things you need to know before buying the perfect candle. You should also evaluate the type of wax and its scent. Candles made with soy wax are better for air quality because they are non-toxic when burned.
As far as scent goes, consider which aromas make you happy. Popular scents include the following:
- Fresh rain
Many people enjoy aromas reminiscent of specific locations, such as the rich, chocolatey smell of a coffee shop or the leather scent of a bookshop. Knowing your preferred scents can narrow your search as you shop.
Buy From Frostbeard
At Frostbeard, you can buy literary candles that immerse you in your favorite stories. We carry eight, four, and two oz candles, so every shopper can buy the size they want. Make your home smell incredible with our soy wax candles!