This is a guide I have put together from my experience, research and trials over the last couple of years and believe me I have lit a lot of beeswax Candles and continue to I hope this blog helps you and hopefully I have covered everything and Questions or Quires as away and i hope you continue to enjoy the sweet scent of my Beeswax candles and all the benefits they have to offer.
Trimming The Wick
One of the most critical factors to consider when it comes to candles is wick trimming. It would help if you always trim your wick to about 1/4 of an inch before lighting it. This is because a longer wick can cause the candle to burn unevenly, leading to an irregular burn pool, excessive smoking, and even a shorter burn time.
Keep Your Wicks Straight
When burning candles, it is essential to ensure that the wick remains straight. This is because a bent or curved wick can cause the candle to burn unevenly, and the wax will pool on one side of the candle, causing the wick to burn out.
Don’t Burn Your Beeswax Candles for Short Periods:
Another crucial factor to consider is the length of time you burn your candle. It would help if you burned your candle for at least 2 hours each time you light it. Beeswax candles require a longer burn time to create a full melt pool, which ensures the wax burns evenly, preventing tunnelling.
Flicker Flame or Smoking Candle
Beeswax Candles are virtually Smoke free If you see your flame Flicker and giving off puffs of smoke Its advisable to extinguish your candle wait for it to cool and trim your wick, Also if there is an out wall on your candle and candle has burnt downwards break of the outside wall of your candle as a Beeswax needs air to circulate around the flame for it to burn.
Burn Your Beeswax Candle for 1 Hour for Every Inch in Diameter Size:
For the best performance, you should burn your beeswax candles for one hour for every inch in diameter size. This means that a 3-inch diameter candle should be burned for three hours to ensure that the wax burns evenly and prevents tunnelling. This will also ensure you get the most out of your candles.
Avoiding Drafts and Vents:
Candles are incredibly sensitive to drafts and vents, and they can cause the candle to burn unevenly and even extinguish the flame. It is essential to place your candles away from any draft or vent to help prevent fire Hazards and which can cause the wax to melt unevenly and create a wavy burn pool. When the flame is extinguished by the wind, the wick can become buried in the wax, leading to an uneven burn the next time you light it.
Natural Beeswax Candle Bloom and How to Remove
Beeswax bloom is a whitish film or powdery substance that appears on the surface of the candle over time. This occurs due to the natural oils in the beeswax that rise to the surface of the candle over time. This is not harmful and is a sign that you have purchased a high-quality beeswax candle. It is a testament to the purity of the beeswax used in the candle. This is a natural occurrence and does not affect the quality of the beeswax or the candle’s performance.
If you prefer your candle to have a smoother appearance, you can easily remove the beeswax bloom by gently wiping the surface of the candle with a soft cloth or brush. You can also use a hairdryer on a low heat setting to melt the bloom away, make sure not to hold the hairdryer too close to the candle or blow on the candle for too long otherwise the wax will begin to melt. Also, keep in mind that the bloom may reappear over time.
Hot Tip: removing the beeswax bloom is purely cosmetic, and it does not affect the candle’s performance or fragrance. Some people prefer the look of beeswax bloom as it adds to the natural beauty of the candle.
Every Beeswax Candle is Truly Unique
Note the Frosted look in one of our Candles
One of the fascinating things about beeswax candles is that no two candles are alike. Each beeswax candle is unique due to the natural variations in the beeswax, the handcrafting process, and the environment in which it was created.
The colour, texture, and scent of beeswax can vary depending on the type of flowers the bees visited, the season in which the beeswax was harvested, and the processing methods used. This means that beeswax candles can range from a light, creamy yellow to a deep, golden hue, with a variety of textures and patterns.
In addition, the handcrafting process of beeswax candles adds to their uniqueness. Every candle maker has their own technique and style, resulting in subtle variations in each candle’s shape and size.
These candles are not just beautiful, but they also offer numerous benefits. They purify the air, release a pleasant fragrance, and provide a warm and inviting ambiance to any space. By following the tips discussed in this blog post, you can ensure that your candles perform at their best and provide you with long-lasting enjoyment. Remember that beeswax candles are a hand-crafted and elegant addition to any room, and proper care will help you get the most out of your purchase.