I’ve Been Burning My Candles All Wrong

I’m waiting for my order from Texas Triple Scent Candles to arrive, and they sent me an order status email today along with candle-burning instructions.  I had no idea candle-burning had to be so precise. Here are the instructions, which I guess I’d better print out and keep handy for all future candle-burning activities:

“CANDLE BURNING TIPS: ALL CANDLES: Trim the wick to a 1/8th” every time before you light them. If you see soot or a wild flame put it out, let it solidify, trim the wick and then light it again as this should correct the problem. Jar Candles: Every time you burn your jar candle you must allow it to create a melt pool from side to side & all around before putting out the flame. Putting out the flame before developing a full melt pool could cause the candle not to melt all the wax. Wood wick Candles: Every time you burn your wood wick candle you must allow it to create a melt pool from side to side & all around before putting out the flame. Putting out the flame before developing a full melt pool could cause the candle not to melt all the wax or cause tunneling. KEEP THE WICK TRIMMED TO AT LEAST 1/8th”. PILLAR CANDLES: When burning a Pillar candle it is important when you first light the Pillar you are able to let it burn 1 hour for each inch wide it is. For example a 3′ pillar needs to burn the first time for 3 hours but no more than 3 hours. This will allow the candle to burn and leave about 1/4″ around that isn’t burned therefore preventing the pillar from over melting and flowing over the sides. When burned properly you will enjoy the scent and beauty of your pillar candles. If you burn a pillar candle and within an hour or so put the flame out, next time you go to light it is possible it form a tunnel effect in your Pillar, which you do not want. FOR THE BEST RESULT ALL PILLAR CANDLES should be burned properly. BUNDT CAKE CANDLES: lean the wicks towards the center before lighting them, keep all wicks trimmed at all time to 1/8″. Burn only on a protective plate or cake plate (not on plastic cake plates)”

So there you have it. I’ll give you a full report after my candle arrives. All of their candles are made in Texas, by the way.   http://www.triplescentcandle.com/


About M.J.Deare

I am a writer, actively researching topics of interest. I am also a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, with a degree in English, and have a master's degree from the University of Memphis. Born in New Orleans, I lived there until moving to northwest Arkansas and from there to Memphis, Tennessee. My husband and I currently reside in The Woodlands, Texas.
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