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Tips for Burning Pillar Candles
Do you really need tips on how to burn a candle? This may
sound a little crazy, but there are a few simple things you can do to help your
candles burn evenly and extend their life.
quality pillar candle, like our Twilight candles, should burn so that it leaves
a melt pool that reaches about 1/4" from the edge of the candle.
- The first time you burn your pillar
candle, burn it for approximately 1 hour per inch of candle diameter to form a complete
melt pool. Example: if your candle is 3" in diameter, it will take
approximately 3 hours of continuous burning to get a full melt pool. This will
help to prevent your candle from 'tunneling' down and leaving a lot of wasted
the candle burns, cup your hands around the outer rim of the candle, gently
running your thumbs around the edge of the top of the pillar, pushing in
slightly to form a ridge. This helps to your pillar to burn completely
and evenly, leaving no wasted or unused wax which extends the life of your
use a wick dipper or candle snuffer. Blowing out the flame on a pillar candle
(or any candle, for that matter!), can push the wick to one side, making it
burn more unevenly and possibly causing your candle to drip. When snuffing
your candle, gently press the flame into the melt pool, then lift out of the
melt pool before it cools. This will help keep it from smoking as you