Candles are not just great décor, their scents can positively affect your mood and the atmosphere of your home. That's why we want to make the most of them!
How to Prevent Under Burning and Tunneling:
It is called under burning when there’s excess wax left on the walls of your candle, which occurs when your candle is only lit for a short period of time (10 - 60 minutes) and the wax did not get enough time to melt evenly. We recommend a burn time increment of about 4 hours for all candles!
Tunneling is when a deeper hole is created in a severely under burned candle, leaving a wall of hard wax around the outer corner. The flame is then unable to expand the burn pool which can cause the flame to get drowned by the melting wax. Your candle won't achieve its maximum burning time when this happens. To avoid tunneling, simply allow the candle to burn and melt until the pool of wax reaches the outer edge before you blow it out on your initial burn. The burning time depends on how wide your candle is, so if you don’t have a lot of time to enjoy your candle, consider choosing a narrower one.
Also: trim your wicks after each burn (every ~4 hours) to ensure burning without any black soot. This will give your candle a longer burn time. When a wick gets too long, it cannot draw wax all the way up to the top of the wick, resulting in the wick itself starting to burn. When wick trimming, always extinguish the flame and let the candle come to room temperature. Or you can just trim it before lighting your candle again! By the way, our wicks are all natural and made from cotton!
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