Candles are one of the best ways to improve the vibe and add a cozy atmosphere to your room. But, before you light up your candle for the first time, let's talk about how you ensure you get the most out of your candle.
Why is the first burn so crucial?
Think of the first burn of a candle like a first date. It sets the tone for the whole relationship. During the first burn, the wax melts all the way to the edges of the container, creating a "memory" for the candle. If you don't give your candle the chance to show off its full potential during the first burn, it may never burn evenly.
How long should you burn a candle for the first time?
We recommend that you light up your candle for at least an hour per 2.5 centimetres of the candle's diameter, or until the wax has melted all the way to the edges of the container. It's also important to remember not to burn candles for more than four hours at a time else you risk causing a fire hazard! Also after four hours, the flame can get too big, and that's just not safe either!
Why is my candle tunnelling?
Following these guidelines ensures that the candle burns evenly and doesn't create a tunnel down the centre. If a candle is burned for too little time during the first burn, it can create a "tunnel" effect, which will waste wax and shorten the candle's lifespan. And let's be real, who wants a candle that doesn't last long?
Lighting a candle for the first time sets the stage for the quality and lifespan of your candle. Follow these guidelines to make sure you get the very best burn every time!