How can I avoid candle tunneling?

Candle tunneling is when a candle burns down the center, leaving a rim of hard wax that doesn't melt around the edge of the jar.

Candles have a “wax memory.” If you blow it out too soon after lighting it the first time, the candle will continue this burning burning pattern. This can cause the wick to burn incorrectly too.

To avoid candle tunneling, make sure to let the candle wax fully pool to the edge of the jar the first time and every other time you burn. This can take up to 2.5 hours depending on the size of your Vellabox candle.

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