Scent candles can transform any space into a warm, welcoming home. Some people are obsessed with scented candles. Others have bad experiences with candles. Still, others are unable to resist the temptation. As we all know, every beautiful thing has its unique challenges.
- My Candle’s Flame is too big
Is the flame of your candle too big? Large flames can have three problems. First, they will burn faster and consume more wax, while decreasing their burning time. Second, large flames don’t look great. And last, the heat could cause damage to the glass. You should immediately extinguish any candles that have been causing this problem.
How to fix it: A larger flame could indicate that the wick is too thick or too long. While making candles it is best to trim the wick by 1/4 inch before lighting your candles.
Tunneling is a common problem with candles. This happens when the candle burns only from the center and leaves wax residues around the edges. It also happens with pillar candles. Tunneling in candles can cause a candle to stop burning if it doesn’t have enough air. The wick will also be less likely to burn evenly and may get engulfed in the melted wax.
How to fix it: Tunneling is most often caused by shorter burn times. The first burn, also known as memory burn, is crucial. It is important to burn candles for at least two to three hours. After the first burn, wait for the wax pool to reach the edges of the candle before you extinguish it. Another way is to use a butter knife to remove any wax from around the candlewick. Another option is to “hug”. Simply light the candle and wait for it to cool down before you start folding in the corners with your hands. Wrap foil paper around glass candles from the top and let them burn.
- My Candle Wick Looks like a Mushroom (Mushrooming).
Also, mushrooms in candles can cause soot and smoke to build up. This happens when candles are left unattended for longer than four hours or if there is a lot of dust around them. The wick is covered with a layer of partially combusted materials that form a carbon cap. This is known as a “mushroom”.
How to fix it: First, never keep your candles burning for more than four hours at a time. Second, you should only extinguish them every 3 hours. Third, trim the wick, and then relight them.
- What’s the problem with my scented candle?
It’s very disappointing to spend your money on a costly scented candle only to find that it doesn’t release enough fragrance. It all depends on the type of fragrance. If you are tempted to spend a lot on a scented candle but it does not have the right fragrance throw, you should be aware that strong scent throws do not necessarily indicate a high-quality candle. Fragrances derived from plants are very subtle and therefore don’t have strong scent throws. Over-fragrance oil in a candle can cause a strong scent to be released and could cause irritation to your senses. Premium quality candles will contain the right amount of natural fragrance oils to create a relaxing and mesmerizing experience.
How to Fix It: If your candle has been burned in large rooms, you can try burning it in a bathroom or the office. You will get the perfect scent if you burn it for longer than two hours.
- Why do I see tiny drops of moisture around my candle?
Does your candle sweat like a pig? The oil content of your candle is the reason. Certain candles have fragrance oils, while others like natural wax candles such as soy may contain natural oils that are bound to sweat from time to time. This is what you’ll see when your candle is lit for the first time. If your candle starts to sweat every time it is burned, it is likely to scent.
How to fix it: The main cause of sweating in candles lies in their exposure to heat. If you place your candles in an area with a higher temperature, then don’t bother. You can wipe the excess oils off your tissue paper if the sweating is occurring at room temperature.