COMMON SOY CANDLE PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
Pure soy wax is a beautlful product with countless benefits ranging from your health to it's impact on the environment.
But once in awhile, you may run into an issue with how your candle is performing for many reasons. Have no fear, we've rolled up our sleeves and reached into our bag of tricks to give you the tips you need to fix things and get back to enjoying your candle!
One of the most common issues with burning any candle is tunneling, or an excess of wax along one or all sides of the jar.
This can happen for many reasons, whether it be a draft, the candle was not lit for long enough on the first burn to reach the edges, or perhaps you've just got a wonky wick.
Here are a few ways to save a candle from tunneling. The sooner the better as every time you light a tunnelling candle, it will only make the tunnel deeper and worse, and waste more wax!
TIP: TIN FOIL TENT
As the name suggests, use a small sheet of aluminum foil to create a tent or cap. Wrap the foil gently around the top of the candle, leaving space for a hole in the center.
This simple contraption helps reflect heat evenly throughout the candle – ensuring that the entire surface of the wax melts all the way across.
As always, do not leave your candle unattended and be careful when handling the foil as it may get hot.
This method works well if you catch the tunnelling early enough. If the tunnel is "too deep", using this method will only submerse your wick in wax and effectively drown it.
If you had an excess of wax on the sides and used this method, you may find that the wax level has raised above the wick. You can use rolled up paper towel to absorb some of the newly melted excess wax to make the wick accessible and re-light.
Or, please try the next solution if your tunnelling is past one burn.