3 tips on caring for your candle

We here at Cosy Aromas want you to get the best out of your Candles, so we have put together this helpful Blog on how to do just that.

The ultimate candle experience begins with the proper care and maintenance. Here is how;

How to Prevent Tunneling

Well, what is “tunneling”? 

Tunneling occurs when the candle hasn’t had the chance to melt the entire top layer from edge to edge of the jar. Once a candle has this it will continue to tunnel for the life of the candle. Meaning you will not be getting the best out of the candle as it will burn quicker and you will end up with a lot of wasted wax.

So how do we stop this from happening? 

With our Candles for the first initial burn we would recommend burning them for a minimum or 3-4 hours to ensure the top layer is completely melted. When it comes to the second burn you will notice it takes less time to melt the top layer to the edges. However it is still important to make sure it does melt to the edges. 

Wick Care

Before lighting your favourite candle the first thing you need to do is check the wick size. Make sure you trim the wick to about ⅛ of an inch each time you want to light it. Doing this will give you a cleaner, brighter burn with a controlled flame and less smoke. Longer wicks tend to “club” (take on a strange mushroom shape) and can also create those unsightly black residue marks on the jars.  

To cut the wick you can use scissors however depending on the size of your candle container you may want to use Wick Trimmers. 

You can find them here on Amazon.

½ Inch Rule

What is the ½ inch rule?

It means to discontinue the use of your candle when there is ½ inch of wax left at the bottom. This is to prevent possible heat damage not only to surfaces but also the container itself. As the flame nears the base of the container and most of the wax has been consumed, it can get very hot. So by following this rule the container will not get too hot. 

I hope you have enjoyed reading and this has been helpful.

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