Candle Burning Instructions



There is nothing better than getting a brand new candle and lighting it for the first time! Here are a few burning tips that will help you get the most out of your candles.

Burning Your Candle the First Time

When burning your candle, especially for the first time, it’s important to allow it to burn long enough so the wax has time to melt all the way across the top of the candle. I try to do this each time I burn my candle, not just the first time. By doing this, you are helping to prevent tunneling from happening. Tunneling is when the candle melts straight down around the wick, leaving a layer of wax around the outside of the jar. There is nothing more disappointing than having your candle tunnel and once it starts doing this, there isn’t much that can be done to help. You end up missing out on so much wax that builds up on the side of the jar. By burning all the way across each time, you are allowing the wax to burn evenly and you can enjoy the candle for much longer!

It’s also recommended to burn in 3-hour increments. This will more than allow for enough time for the entire top layer to melt. I don’t pay attention to the exact time I burn my candles, but I do try to keep it around the 3-hour mark every time I burn them to get the best use out of them.

One great thing about Simply Candles & Gifts is that you can enjoy the candle while it is burning as well as when it isn’t burning. I’m not able to have a candle burning at my desk at work, but I still have one sitting on my desk. Every morning when I come into work, I open my candle and the scent fills the entire room. This is known as having a cold throw, as the candle does not need to be burning to still enjoy the fragrance. When a candle is lit, the smell is known as the hot throw.

Most of all, enjoy your candles!

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