Ekam’s pillar candles are smooth, expertly crafted candles in peppy colours and carry some of our best-selling fragrances. Enthusiasts will vouch that the pillar candle is the quintessential candle. Tall and stately, they create a welcoming ambience in both indoor and outdoor settings. They’re so versatile and are used everywhere from weddings to events or to enhance the décor of the home. They are also one of the most sought-after types of candles across the globe, but if you do not know how to burn them, you’ll come across a few shortcomings. Observing that the pillar candle burns a hole right down in the centre and it won’t relight.
Here are a few useful tips on how you can get the most from your pillar candles:
Longer Burn Time
Pillars are designed to be burned for longer durations, if you do burn them for a shorter period you can muddle up the whole burning process. The initial burn is the most crucial time for any candle, and it is called the memory burn, it is the one which sets the scent throw and boundaries for every other burn time. So, to be on the safe side burn your pillar candle for at least for 3-4 hours, each time you light it up. You need to wait until the wax pool touches the boundaries.
Trim the Wick
If the flame of your pillar candle is too long that means the wick needs a trim. Put out the candle immediately by dunking the wick inside the wax pool, it is better than blowing off the candle as it prevents the wick from producing smoke. Now let the wick dry for few minutes and then trim the wick, straighten it and then relight it again. You should trim the wick when there’s mushrooming a carbon gap, you will see little black globules forming on the tip.
Avoid Burning Pillar Candles in Any Container
If you have been burning your pillar candles in a glass, jar or closed containers then replace them with regular and open candle holders with a flat base. Ideally place them away from windows, fans or a place that’ll catch the draft, since all these conditions may lead to uneven burning or tunneling of the candle.
Stay clear of the Tunnels
If you love candles as much as we do, you don’t want to waste a single drop of wax. When the flame begins to drop below the top-level of wax, leaving a dry, hard ring that just won’t melt, it’s called candle tunneling. Here are 3 easy ways to fix the tunneling in pillar candles:
- If it is the first stage of tunneling, lay the candle on one side and use a lighter to melt the wax away from the wick, throw away the melted wax. Relight the candle now and let the wax pool form towards the edges.
- Cut or scrape out all the wax, which is present above the wick with a butter knife and then relight the candle.
- When the tunnel has formed, you can remove the melted wax with a paper towel or cotton ball. Make sure that the wick is above the melt pool, it will lead to even burning.