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HOW TO BURN A CANDLE ALL THE WAY DOWN

So, you’ve just purchased a scented candle that smells amazing and looks aesthetically-pleasing as part of your home décor.  And, of course, you’ll want it to last. You ask, how do you get the most use out of your new candle? While you might want to burn your candle all the way down to the very last speck of soy wax, you should only safely melt the wax to the last ½ inch. However, there are still tips and tricks you can use to enjoy your candle most efficiently. 

Our hand-poured candles are long-lasting with typical burn times between 28 and 90 hours of burn time, depending on the size of candle you purchase.  All of our candles are made with Made with 100% Natural US Soy grown natural, plant-based biodegradable wax, that is non-GMO (no genetically modified material) our high-quality candles are crafted to provide you with the best aromatic experience. Plus, they come in specialty scents you’ll want to savor. 

To make the most of your candle that you have purchased from Cozy Cove Candles; here are some steps you can take for a smooth melt and less wasted wax.  Use this guide for candle-burning best practices so you can get a few more sniffs out of your new favorite scent. 

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THE FIRST BURN

Scented candles are not only great for evoking memories, but did you know that candle wax actually has a memory of its own? Wax learns to melt the same way, so the first time you light your candle’s wick, it’s very important to let the candle come to a compete burn pool.  Wait until the liquified wax creates a melted layer all the way around the inside of the jar.  You can do this by making sure to let it burn for one hour per inch of candle diameter. 

Otherwise, the candle will form a “memory ring,” meaning the wax won’t burn to the candle’s full diameter. This can lead to another candle conundrum called “tunneling”–creating a hollowed-out center in the wax. While you want to avoid tunneling so you can prolong your candle’s burn time, if you do end up with a caved-in candle, there are some solutions. 

STOP CANDLE TUNNELING IN IT'S TRACKS

As soon as you notice your candle begin to sink in the center, try one of these tricks for restoring your candle’s smooth wax surface. 

One way to remedy candle tunneling is with tin foil.  Secure a piece around the top of your candle, leaving an opening at the center above the wick.  Then, light your candle and allow it to burn for a half-hour or so. When you unwrap the foil, your candle should be good as new.

Using a hairdryer to liquefy the taller circle of wax so it melts back into the middle or carefully carving off the sides of the “tunnel” to even out the wax can also solve your candle dilemma.  Tunneling can leave you with a lot of wasted wax, so fixing the problem as soon as you see it is the best way to ensure an efficient burn. 

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TRIM YOUR WICK FOR A STEADY FLAME

To help maintain a quality flame throughout your candle’s lifespan, you’ll want to routinely trim the wick.  

Bent or too-long wicks can result in uneven melting or a flickering flame, but with regular trimming, your candle will burn with a steady glow.

The wax base of your candle can also contribute to an even burn, and our scented soy candles made from natural, non-toxic soy wax provide just that.  Soy candles burn clean, last long and actually capture aromas better than other wax varieties, making our candles both enduring and delightfully fragrant.  Cozy Cove Candles, candles are scented above and beyond your best scented candles!  Our candles burn clean and even from top to bottom! Our candles are made with a proprietary blend of all-natural beeswax and pure 100% all-natural stabilized Kosher Certified soy wax. 

What really sets our Soy Candles apart from other candles out there is, our strong and healthy premium fragrances that are free from carcinogens, phthalates, paraben, and other potentially hazardous chemicals often found in fragrance, and all of our wicked candles are Lead and Zinc free.  We were able to achieve a very well-balanced products that produces an alluring aroma and has a long smooth clean burn.  Making our all-natural scented candles the best ever!

votive burning white candles with pink flowers

MAKE YOUR FAVORITE SCENTS LAST

Everyone of Cozy Cove Candles unique scented candles is sure to please, and as soon as you take your first whiff, you’ll want to enjoy their aroma every day.  Our candles are hand-poured in small batches, sure to be high-quality and long-lasting, so you can continue to light their wicks and surround yourself with the nostalgic and comforting scents that you love. 

Our candles are scented above and beyond your best scented candles, burn clean and even from top to bottom!

With these tips that we have shared, we can make sure that you will receive a very well-balanced products that produces an alluring aroma and will have a long smooth burn, from your favorite Cozy Cove Candles, scented candle that you have purchased.

WHAT DOES "hand poured" Mean?

Hand-poured means our candles are made the old-fashioned way: we take the time and care with our own two hands! 

All the products that we make here at Cozy Cove Candles is done by hand in small batches in the great Pacific Northwest - from the beginning of the making process of product to package and design.

 

All of our 100% all-natural soy wax candles contain no stearic acid.

We only use premium fragrances and essential oil blends that are free from carcinogens, phthalates, and other potentially hazardous chemicals often found in fragrance, and all of our wicked candles are Lead and Zinc Free.