*The first time you burn a soy candle is the most important!
Good Burn vs. Bad Burn
It’s key to have the time to burn your candle to get the most out of it. To ensure the most burn time out of your candle and an even burn, candles should be burned at least 1 hour for every inch across in size that the candle is, or the melt pool should be 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch. For example…if you have a 2.5 inch wide candle (the size of most of our 16oz jars), you should burn it for at least 2.5 hours. Soy wax is special in that in “remembers” the melt pool. If you don’t have time to let the melt pool go across the candle, it will keep burning that same melt pool, thus causing the weird hole (called “tunneling”). Remember that candles should always be burned while supervised by an adult.
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Clean Your Candle!
For safety and a clean burn, it’s important to clean your candles while they’re unlit and cool. Sometimes there is a build-up of dust, lint, hair, or sediment on candles that haven’t been used in a while. It’s very important to clean these areas out for safety, as this is highly flammable, and for a clean burn. Clean candles between each burn, after they’ve cooled off, for the best possible safe results.
Always store your cooled, unlit candles in a cool, dark and dry place. Tapers or dinner candles should be stored flat to preventing warping. Avoid placing your candles where they will be directly exposed to sunlight or harsh indoor lighting, such as a spotlight. Candles may fade if they are left in bright light for an extended period of time.
(Courtesy of the National Candle Association)