9 Candle Accessories to Get the Most Burn for Your Buck
Help your candles burn their best with these must-have candle accessories.
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If you’re not in the habit of trimming your candle’s wick, it’s time to start. A shorter wick burns more cleanly—preventing dangerously tall flames—and also promotes smooth, even wax melt. While you could use a pair of scissors, a wick trimmer is perfectly designed for the job. It has a long handle suited for trimming even the narrowest jar candle, and a built-in debris tray makes for easy cleanup.
Yes, your grandma owns one of these—and you should, too. Not only does this snuffer look gorgeous on display next to your favorite candle, but it also extinguishes lit flames with ease. Plus, it’s safer than the good ol’ blowing out method, which can spread hot wax.
A lighter that you never have to replace? Sign us up! This USB-powered lighter relies on a lithium-ion battery instead of fuel, and you can use it up to 300 times on a single charge. It’s also flameless, which makes lighting outdoor candles on a windy night a breeze.
Candles are gorgeous on their own, but a chic topper can take your jar to the next level. And—bonus!—it helps your candle burn better. This pewter floral design guards against drafts and keeps the flame nice and steady. Also check out how to fix candle tunneling (and prevent it from happening again.)
For an extinguishing tool that’s less bulky than a traditional snuffer, try a wick dipper. This simple item helps you push your candle wick into the melted wax, dousing the flame. Just make sure you pull the wick back out before the wax hardens! Try it with one of our favorite food-scented candles.
Tea lights look pretty on any occasion, but we’re particularly smitten with this rustic pine tree holder. It’s ideal for a coffee table, mantle or any area of your home that needs a little hygge. (Just make sure you curl up with a mug of Cozy Hot Chocolate once it’s lit).
When you have several beloved candles, it can be tricky to display them all at once. That’s why we love this cast-iron candle tray. Available in both rectangular and circular shapes, it’s large enough to hold several candles of various sizes.
Take your candle to new heights—literally. This elevated holder combines trendy mixed materials to lift your favorite 3-wick jar onto centerstage. Don’t miss our guide on how to make candles last longer.
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