How to get the most out of your Bones & Co. candles
by Grace Anzano on Mar 15, 2021
Ever wonder why some candles of the same size burn at different rates? Its probably because you're caring for them differently! With our wooden wicks, there isn't much to worry about because there is little room for issues with burn performance, but we have some tips to keep your candles alive for longer!
Always allow your candle to reach a full melt pool.
When you allow your candle to reach a full melt pool, you're preventing tunneling. Tunneling is what happens when wax sticks to the sides of your candle jar and the flame burns straight down the wick. This is fine, but you're missing out on all that extra scented goodness being wasted at the edges of your candle! To get the most scent life out of your candle allow the candle wax to melt all the way to the edges of the jar every burn.
Never burn for longer than 4 hours at a time
When you burn a candle for more than four hours, carob will build up on the candle wick causing it to mushroom. This can cause the wick to become unstable, the flame to get too large, your candle to smoke, and soot to be released into the air and around your candle container. Not only is this a fire hazard, it can alter the burn performance of your candle the next time you light it.
Always trim your wicks to 1/4" before burning
Trimming the candle wick down to 1/4" can help you prevent problems like black flames, flames that are too tall, black smoke stains on glass candle holders and wax that's burning too quickly. If the wick is too tall, it could supply too much fuel to the flame too quickly, creating excess smoke and soot. Your candle will burn too fast, causing it to have a smaller lifetime.
Use a snuffer to extinguish your candle flame!
This one is simple, when you blow out your candles you risk blowing hot wax all over the place! Not only is it a pain to clean up, its a waste of your precious candle scent! Skip the mess and use a snuffer, a snuffer stops the oxygen supply to the flame and allows it to extinguish on its own. If you don't have a snuffer, you can use a candle lid or a glass lid!