So you've bought a brand new candle and super excited to light them up. But before striking those matches, you have a couple of things in mind. Some of them sound like this, “How do I keep the candles burning evenly?”, “How long should i burn it?” and most commonly asked, “How do I snuff them out?”.
Not to worry. In this post, we will be covering all the basic as well as some extra tips to always get the best burn from your candle!
Just so we're in the same page, these method works on all types of candles no matter those Jo Malone, Yankee or Barn & Jones candles. So let's get into it.
How To Prevent Candles From Tunneling?
Your first burn is really important. You want to make sure that your new candles burn atleast a minimum of 2-4 hours; allowing the candle to reach a full melt pool before blowing them out. This is because soy wax candles has something called a memory ring, which only allows it to burn as far as the previous burn.
How Long Should My Wicks Be?
Always keep your candle wicks approx 5mm long. By always ensuring your wicks are this length allows the flame to be big enough to reach the edge of your candle jar, while not producing excessive soot.
Leaving your wicks too long might cause your candle to burn the fragrance too quickly and produce a unpleasant burning smell. We recommend using a wick trimmer for maintaining your wick to the appropriate lengths.
How Far Down Can I Burn My Candles?
Nothing is more satisfying than burning your candles to the bottom. But once the wax is almost finish, you should discontinue burning them. This is to prevent heat damage to the counter/ surface or the glass container itself. Glass can get hot on the bottom as most of the wax is consumed, resulting in cracks and a potential fire hazard. When in doubt, remember the 2cm rule. Always stop burning your candles once there's only 2cm of candle wax left.