Tips and Tricks

  • The wax does not melt to the edges of the vessel:  The first burn is the most important because wax burns based on memory.  We recommend safely burning the candle for a couple of hours so that the heat from the wick can help the wax reach full melt pool. This will help prevent tunneling during future burns.
  • Flame is too small:  Wick was likely cut too short and is now drowning in the wax.  Light the candle for a few minutes and let the wax melt.  Extinguish the candle and put a paper napkin in the wax to safely absorb and remove some of the excess wax.  Discard the napkin and relight.
  • Flame is too high:  Extinguish the flame and trim the wick to ⅛”
  • Soot is forming on the side of the vessel:  Extinguish the flame and trim the wick to ⅛”.  After the wax has completely cooled (roughly a couple hours after extinguishing), you can wipe the soot off the inside of the vessel.