How annoying is it when your brand new Candle burns straight down the middle?... Especially when you start thinking about all that wasted WiDEYE scent! Whilst you can take a number of steps to prevent this from happening in the first place, it’s not all doom and gloom if you find yourself looking down a long dark tunnel towards the wick of your candle.
Let’s dive a little deeper into the tunnel burn…
When you first burn your candle, the heat that comes off the wick will slowly start to melt the wax surrounding it, and bit by bit, (in an ideal scenario) this will slowly melt out towards the edges, until you have an even layer of melted wax.
In a case of candle tunneling, there will be a point where the wax stops melting outwards as the heat from the wick is no longer enough to burn outwards and instead of evenly burning, you will end up with a tunnel.
The importance of letting your burn all the way to the edge for the first time.
If you don’t let your candle burn all the way to the edges the first time you use it, the wax in the centre will burn a lot more quickly than the outer wax the next time you burn it, this will undoubtedly lead towards the infamous tunnel burn!
A Nifty Little Hack!
The first thing you’re going to need for this little trick is some aluminium foil! Then with a little bit of crafting ability, you should be on your way to a Candle that’s as good as new. 🙌
Step One: Take a piece of foil and create a little hat for your candle, just be sure to leave a hole in the middle that’s big enough to allow the candle to burn. (See Photo)
Step Two: Light the candle in question, once lit, the foil should catch the heat around the sides, in turn evenly melting the candle!
Step Three: Be sure to check in on your candle after an hour or so and dont leave it burning for rmore than 4!
Whilst we can’t guarantee this will work every time as there is, unfortunately, a point of no return, so if your case of candle tunneling is too severe, it may be worth investing in a candle wax melter! Alternatively, a hair drier can sometimes be used to help melt down the edges.
We hope you enjoy these tips! And we’d love to hear how any of you get on with our little candle hack in the comments below!