CANDLE 101: Here's a Guide on How to Get the Most Out of Your Candle
Updated: Jan 14
The First Burn
Make sure to burn your candle until the wax pool reached the edge of the container to create an even burn and to prevent it from tunneling. This may take 2-4 hours or lesser if you're using a candle warmer.
Trimming The Wick
For succeeding burn, trim your wick to 1/4 inch before lighting your candle.
Burning Your Candle
Burn your candle on a heat resistance surface. Never leave it unattended while lit. Do not burn your candle more than 4 hours.
Maximizing Your Scent Throw
In order to maximize fragrance scent throw, keep your burning candle away from an open window and windy spaces to avoid scent from dispersing and uneven burn.
Storing Your Candle
Store your candle in a cool place, away from direct sunlight. Cover your candle when not in use to avoid the scent from passively diffusing into the air.
Fixing Candle Tunnel
You can get rid of that unsightly tunnel by folding a piece of aluminum foil in half, wrapping it around the candle, and then folding it up over the flame like a tent (leaving a hole for it to get oxygen).
Keep the foil on for about 1 hour, and all of that built-up wax should be melted off the sides.