How To Fix Candle Tunneling?

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How do you stop candles from tunneling?

How to prevent candle tunneling

  • The first time you light the candle, don’t trim the wick.
  • Let the candle burn long enough to get the entire top liquid wax.
  • After the first burn, try to let the candle burn for long stretches as often as you can to keep that really wide opening and prevent tunneling later on.

What causes candle tunneling?

Tunneling occurs when the wick used is too small and flame does not sufficiently melt the whole surface of the candle. This will result in the candle burning unevenly, a smaller flame, lower scent throw and the candle extinguishing itself.

How do you get a candle to burn evenly?

Heed the following guidelines and you’ll get way more mileage out of your favorite candles.

  1. Trim the wick. Every.
  2. Let the wax melt all the way across. Once your candle’s lit, don’t blow it out until the top layer of wax has melted all the way across.
  3. Buy multi-wick candles.
  4. Keep the flame away from moving air.

How do you stop a pillar candle from tunneling?

Hug in the edges of the pillar candle at the end of each burn by cupping your hands to fold the wax inwards. This will help avoid candle tunneling and allow the excess wax on the edges to be burned along with the center. Tunneling will cause your candle to not last as long.