CANDLE BURNING INSTRUCTIONS
Candle Burning Instructions.
Texas Candle Making Supplies
Always trim the candle’s wick to a height of 1/4" to 3/8” before each lighting.
To increase a candle’s total burn time, don’t burn it any longer than 3 to 4 hours at a time. Large diameter candles should be burned no longer than (two) 2 hours at a time. (This helps the side wax that’s intact, allowing the candle to glow from within).
Cooling candles in the refrigerator for a few minutes before lighting will extend the burn time, although be careful, excessive refrigeration can cause candles to crack.
The most common explanation for an unevenly burning candle is a draft. If you can’t move the candle out of the draft, periodically rotate it 90 degrees to keep the candle burning uniformly.
A container candle (jar candles, votives in holders etc.) should be burned for (one) 1 hour for each inch in its diameter. This allows the wax to pool to cover the entire surface of the candle and prolongs burning time.
Container candles should be placed on a pad or coaster to protect furniture from heat transferred from the container.
To prevent a votive candle from overheating-and to ease the removal of the spent candle from its container-add a teaspoon of water to the bottom of the votive cup.