How to burn your beeswax pillar candle in 4 steps

You have just purchased one of our beeswax pillar candles and now you are wondering how to burn it? Yes, lighting the wick is step one but its a good idea to follow our tips to get the most out of your new candle.

Follow our step by step guide below:

1. The 'Molten II' candle has been burning for a few minutes, the wick and flame are a good size. This is considered a perfect flame size.

2. Now that the candle has been burning a while, the wick is too long causing a large flame which may also cause smoke to billow from the candle.

3. You can shorten the wick and lower the flame by 'hugging' in the candle as pictured above. The term hugging is simply using both your thumbs and gently pushing in the soft wax edges in towards the melt pool. This action will bring the melt pool up and help to shorten the wick and lower the flame. If your melt pool is too small you could simply just trim the wick using wick trimmers and discard of the ash. You can also add small pieces of wax to the melt pool to raise the wax pool and which will also lower the flame. We call this feeding the candle. ;)

4. After hugging the candle, the flame will be back to a nice size again and will burn more efficiently and evenly. Repeat this process as often as needed all the way down the candle to make the most of the wax/fuel consumption.

We encourage our customers not blow out beeswax pillar candles as this will eventually carbonise the wick which may ruin future burns. To extinguish the candle correctly, take a wick dipper (or a wooden skewer/chopstick) and gently push the wick into the melt pool, once the flame is extinguished; push the wick back into an upright position.

We hope this will help you to get the most out of your beeswax pillar candles. :)

Thanks for reading.


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