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Candle Burning Tips

 

1. Trim the wick. Every, Single, Time.

Each Time you want to burn your candle, start by trimming the wick between 1/8 and 1/4 inches long.

Trimmed wicks will give you a cleaner, brighter burn.  Untrimmed wicks are a lot more likely to take on a mushroom shape that dulls and obscures the flame.

Excessively long wicks are a top cause of those nasty smoky stains that end up on your glass jar candles.

Trimming the wick keeps the flame in control and prevents those markings on the jar!

 

2.  Let the wax melt all the way across.

Once your candle is lit, do not blow it out until the top layer of wax has melted all the way across.

This may take a few hours - so don't set out to burn a candle at all unless you have the time to burn ( No pun intended ).

When you fail to achieve full melt, you are contributing to a process called tunneling. The wick starts to sink lower and lower, like a tunnel is forming right thru the center of the candle.

Eventually, the tunnel will grow so deep that it will be tough to light the wick at all.  More importantly, all that un-melted wax on the sides represents hours of  great fragrance and burn you bought to be wasted.

It takes a lot of patience, but if you melt the wax all the way across every time you burn, the surface of the candle will stay flat and the sides of the jar will stay clean, all the way to the bottom, minus your safety wick!

 

3. Keep the flame away from moving air.

Do your best to keep your burning candles away from fans, air conditioners, open windows, or heavily trafficked areas where people walk back and forth a lot.

Moving air can disturb the flame, leading to more unsightly black marks on your jars.

 

 

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