Have your candles gone dull with time? A ladies stocking can be used to polish a candle! White candles will gleam virgin-pure if you clean them with a brush soaked in methylated spirits. And for coloured candles, drop of soapy water does the trick. To extend the life of your candles, leave them in the refrigerator for a few hours before burning. This is why we love French candle making company, Bougies la Francaise. Passionate about light and decor and very helpful with the practical matters of candle owning.