Candles are practically as old as time itself and whether they are used for light or simply for bringing your favorite scents into your space, the better they are maintained, the longer they will last, and the better they will burn. Here are a few easy ways to care for your favorite candles using simple and essential tools.

Wick Trimmer
A wick trimmer is the quintessential tool for candle maintenance. Whether you are lighting your candle for the first time or trying to get the last few moments of your candle, you should make sure the wick is trimmed to 1/4 inch. This allows for a clean, consistent burn every time you enjoy your candle. Trimming the wick might be easy at first but as it migrates deeper into the vessel, a wick trimmer definitely comes in handy. Just drop the ergonomic trimmers into the vessel and, just as you would use a pair of scissors, snip the wick leaving 1/4 inch of fresh wick for your next burn.

Wick Dipper
So you absolutely love your candle and how it fills your space with your favorite scent. The problem is that as soon as you blow it out all you are left with is a burnt, sooty smell that overpowers everything and ruins the moment. A wick dipper fixes all of that. With the hooked end of the dipper, gently push the wick into the wax until it is fully submerged in the hot wax and the flame is fully extinguished. Once there is no visible smoke remaining, gently pull the wick back into position for the next time you want to enjoy your candle.

Candle Snuffer
The OG way of extinguishing your candle (aside from blowing it out). Invented in 1776, the snuffer is a dome or bell-shaped piece attached to a long handle that allows you to hold it over the flame and extinguish or “snuff” out your candle.

The modern and sleek look and feel of these pieces are as beautiful as they are practical and are perfect sitting out alongside your favorite candle.