CANDLE BURNING TIPS AND TRICKS
HOW TO PROPERLY BURN AND CARE FOR A CANDLE.
To properly burn a candle and get the approximate burn time, you must achieve a full melt pool each and every time you light it. This will prevent tunneling, when a candle burns a hole straight down its middle and the edges and sides are left unmelted. Discontinue use when 1/2" of wax remains in the bottom of the candle to avoid breakage or fire damage.
WOODEN WICK CANDLES
With a lighter, not a match, light the wooden wick at the base where the wood meets the wax. To get a good flame it will take at least 5 seconds. Burn the candle until a full melt pool is present (total liquid wax on the top surface). Depending on the size of the candle this will take approximately 1 1/2 hours.
Before your next burn of that candle, be sure that the surface of the wax is level, no tunneling (wax around edge of jar above wick level). If wax isn't level, remove it from the sides with a wick tool or kitchen butter knife so that no wax is above the unburned wick level. You need 1/8 to 1/4 inch of the unburned wood above the wax level. Scrape any charred wood off of the wick with a tool/spoon as you hold the jar upside down over your sink. The way to avoid this situation is to always burn your candle so that the wax is melted evenly across edge to edge and 1/4" deep of melted wax. You have to burn it this way EVERY burn or you will start to get the tunneling and hence, the problems.
The metal hook thing is a "wick dipper". Use the wick dipper on the wooden wick to scrape the burned charcoal off the wick before lighting.
Charred wood will not burn. It will relight but quickly go out. It must be removed.
Light & Enjoy!
COTTON WICK CANDLES
All wicks on our multi-wick candles must be lit and remain lit for the duration of the burn of the candle.
Be sure the cotton wicks are trimmed to a length of 1/4 inch and your candle is placed on a level surface.
Light ALL wicks and burn until you have achieved a full melt pool.
To properly burn a candle and get the approximate burn time, you must achieve a full melt pool each and every time you light it. This will prevent tunneling which is when a candle burns a hole straight down its middle and the edges and sides are left unmelted.
Creating a full melt pool of melted wax across the entire width (edge to edge) is critical every time you light the candle.
Scent throw is strongest when a full melt pool is achieved
Before lighting the next time, pinch off excess charred wick and clean the inside of the jar with a cloth.
Discontinue use when 1/2" of wax remains in the bottom of the vessel to prevent breakage and fire damage.
The metal hook thing is a "wick dipper". When you are finished enjoying your burning candle, don't "blow" it out..."dunk" it out with the tip of the wick dipper. Once dunked, pull the wick back up straight out of the melted wax so it is ready to burn next time.