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CANDLE MISBEHAVING. LET’S FIX IT

CANDLE MISBEHAVING. LET’S FIX IT

It’s crucial that your candle burns completely liquid across the surface EVERY time you burn it. The time it takes for the candle to become completely liquid depends on the wax, fragrance, surface it’s on, and the temperature of the room it’s in. Typically this is between 2 to 4 hours. Burning a candle is meant to be a nice experience, so make sure you can settle in with it for at least as long as it takes to burn across the surface.

However, life can happen and sometimes you need to blow out a candle before it’s ready. This can create a little “memory ring” that can cause tunnel burning. Tunnel burning is when the candle will burn straight down like a little tunnel, leaving wasted wax along the sides of the jar. The best way to fix this is with a tin foil candle hat!

First, get a strip of tin foil.

Fold it in half, length-wise.

Make it into a little hat with an opening in the middle and place it around the candle, being very careful not to burn the foil or yourself.

The foil hat concentrates heat on the surface of the candle, which allows the wax to fully liquify. Check on your candle every 20 minutes until it has become completely liquid.

Once it has become completely liquid, you can resume burning as usual!

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