Hey everyone, so if you are an avid fan of candles you know that the one thing we all hate is our candle tunnel. Did you know that is preventable? Tunneling can be fixed or prevented no matter the candle brand. We're going to share with you five tips that will prevent your candles from tunneling. You're welcome! :)
1. TRIM THAT WICK
Before lighting, trim the wick to 1/4" using scissors or one of our wick trimmers for a clean, safe burn and increased candle lifespan. This is especially important for our wooden wick burning candles. If you do not trim your wick you'll notice that the candle will not burn properly and you'll often notice that the candle does not stay lit.
2. ALLOW IT TO BURN
Allow the wax to melt to the edges of the jar every burn to prevent tunneling - especially important on the first burn! For the love of God, please follow this tip. Our candles will burn to the edge just as long as you allow the candle to burn for more than two hours. This is why every candle company recommends burning for no more than four hours—we're trying to save you the headache known as tunneling.
3. ATTEND TO YOUR CANDLES
Never leave a lit candle unattended, and don't burn for more than 4 hours at a time. To protect the surface below from heat, place your candle on a coaster or tile.
4. KNOW WHEN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Don't burn your candle if only 1/4"-1/2" of wax remains. Lighting a candle without enough wax can overheat the jar.
5. RESUSE YOUR JARS
Once the candle is finished, clean out the jar! Now you've got a new planter or pencil holder or whatever you'd like.