Candle Burning How-To's

For all candles, it is ideal to let the candle wax fully pool to the edge of the container the first time you burn the candle. Candles have a “wax memory” and if you blow out a candle soon after you light it, it can cause the candle to have a ‘bad’ memory. This means the candle will remember where the wax pooled the first time you lit it. In cases where the wax only pooled halfway to the edge of the jar, the candle will tunnel. Candle tunneling is when a candle burns down the center, leaving a rim/edge of hard wax on the edges of the tin/glass. This can cause the wick to burn incorrectly, or even go out as soon as you light it. Generally, candles work best if burned for 2-4 hours at a time each time they are lit. 


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