Scented candles are a type of craft candle. Generally speaking, as long as candles are properly stored, there is no issue with shelf life. However, scented candles are added with aromatherapy essential oils. After a long time, the essential oils and smells inside will also be released, so aromatherapy Candles still have a shelf life, so how long can scented candles last?
1. Unopened, scented candles can be stored for three years under normal storage conditions.
2. If the scented candle has been opened and used, the essential oil in it will accelerate volatilization. It is usually recommended to use it up within half a year. It is not recommended to use it for more than one year.
Can you still lightly expire scented candles?
Scented candles use the principle of combustion to disperse the aromatic molecules of essential oils into the air to enhance the indoor fragrance. Can expired scented candles be used? Is there still a fragrance?
Expired scented candles are mainly because the essential oils in them are almost lost and dissipated. Although they can still be lit, they usually have no fragrance and can only be used as ordinary candles; some inferior scented candles may still be burning if they expire. When it emits a strong smell, the combustion is insufficient, and there are many flocs, etc., it will affect the normal use. Therefore, expired scented candles are generally not recommended for use.
How to keep scented candles
Scented candles are also candles, which are similar to ordinary candles. Put the scented candles in a box and store them in a dark, cool, and ventilated place. If possible, you can also put the scented candles in the refrigerator for storage ( Some scented candles cannot be placed in the refrigerator, otherwise the essential oil components inside the candle will be destroyed). If it is in summer or the indoor temperature is relatively high, if you want to store scented candles, you need to wrap them in plastic bags to avoid oil.
Another point to note is that scented candles are flammable items after all. If there are children at home, in order to avoid children eating or misusing them, pay attention to placing them out of the reach of children when storing them.