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Candle Care

Proper candle care is essential for maintaining the longevity and optimal burning of your coconut and soy wax candles. A critical aspect of candle care is trimming the wick to approximately 1/4 inch before each burn; This will prevent excessive smoke and soot from forming and ensure a clean and even burn. Additionally, allowing the candle to burn for a sufficient amount of time during its first burn is crucial; This will establish a "memory" for the wax, which will help prevent tunneling and ensure an even burn throughout the candle's life. It is recommended to burn the candle for at least two hours or until the entire surface has melted during the first burn. Following these simple candle care practices allows you to enjoy a longer-lasting and more enjoyable candle experience.


tunneling candle

A tunneling candle occurs when the wax around the wick melts, leaving a tunnel down the center of the candle while the outer wax remains untouched. This can cause the candle to burn unevenly and waste the wax. Here are some steps to fix a tunneling candle:

  1. Trim the wick: The first step is to trim the wick to ¼ inch. A long wick can cause the candle to burn too quickly and contribute to tunneling.
  2. Create a foil barrier: Tear a piece of aluminum foil that is long enough to wrap around the candle's circumference and tall enough to cover the entire candle. Fold the foil in half lengthwise and wrap it around the candle, making sure the folded edge is at the bottom. The foil should be tight around the candle to prevent any wax from leaking out.
  3. Light the candle: Light the candle and let it burn until the melted wax reaches the edge of the foil barrier. This process may take a few hours, depending on the size of the candle.
  4. Remove the foil: Once the melted wax has reached the edge of the foil, carefully remove the foil. The remaining wax should now fill in the tunnel created by the earlier burn.
  5. Repeat if necessary: If the tunneling is severe, you may need to repeat this process multiple times until the entire surface of the candle has melted evenly.

Remember to always follow proper candle safety guidelines and never leave a burning candle unattended.

candle safety

Candles are a beautiful addition to any home, but it is crucial to practice candle safety to prevent accidents. When lighting a candle, always place it on a stable and heat-resistant surface, away from anything flammable like curtains or paper. Never leave a candle unattended, and keep it out of reach of children and pets. Trim the wick to ¼ inch before lighting to prevent the flame from getting too large, and do not burn a candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Additionally, extinguish a candle before leaving the room or going to bed. By following these guidelines, you can enjoy the candles' ambiance while keeping your home safe.

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