Candle Burning 101

If you are a lover of all things candle like we are, then most likely you have candles scatter in every corner of your home. Did you know that there is a proper way to burn your candle? Let us teach you.

Have you ever burned a candle and had left over wax? Most likely the reason this happened is because you didn't burn your candle long enough.  Larger candles are meant to be burned for at least 4 hours per lighting.  This allows the entire top of your candle to liquify, therefore, preventing leftover wax.  If you aren't up for a 4 hour period of candle burning, then you should try a smaller candle such as our 4 oz travel tins.

  1. Always burn your candle long enough for the entire top to liquify.  This prevents tunneling. Weird fact, candles have a memory & will burn only as wide as the first time you burn your candle...so let it burn until the entire top is liquified.
  2. Always trim your wicks to 1/4" & remember to trim your wick between each lighting. This will keep the candle from sooting and leaving black around the rim of your candle vessel.
  3. Never leave your candle burning unattended & make sure you are burning your candle on a surface that will not be damaged from heat.
  4. Stop burning your candle once only 1/2" of wax remains.  You should always have wax left in the bottom of your candle vessel.
  5. Reuse your vessel! At Melton Candle Company we work very hard to find vessels that will be beautiful in your home even after the candle is gone.candle burning tips