Have you had a candle which will no longer burn all the way to the edges, while a ring of hard, dry wax sits at the edges?
This ring of wax simply won’t budge and melt like the rest of your candle, as the pool of wax burns and tunnels down to the bottom of your candle.
This is called tunnelling and it does a good job to ruin your candle.
To avoid this, ensure that the first burn of your candle is long enough for the wax melt pool to extend all the way to the edges of your container. This sets the “candle memory”, and will allow future burns to be as short as you’d like.
This first burn is a commitment, so make sure you have between 1-4 hours for the candle to burn uninterrupted and set it up for success with every burn in the future!
Now go forth and enjoy your lovely candles.
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