How to make sure your candles burn up evenly


No more wonky candles!

When you purchase a nice looking candle to create some ambiance in your home, it can be frustrating when that candle gets all crooked after lighting it once. These tips keep that from happening!


You wouldn’t expect there to be wrong ways to burn a candle, but apparently there are a lot of things you can do ‘wrong’ when lighting these wax decorations. The most important thing to pay attention to, is the way your candle is positioned. Not just in the room but also in relation to other candles that are close to it. When you put your candle in a drafty nook of your house, the flame will mostly get blown to one side. This will cause the wax to only melt on one side of the candle. If there’s a lot of draft coming through your house, you might want to rotate the candle every now and then to make sure it melts evenly.

If you put multiple candles next to each other, make sure there’s enough space between them. When you put them too close together, they’ll heat each other up. This will eventually create those inexplicable holes in the sides of your candle.

Other hacks

There are other things to keep in mind when working with candles. The wick, for example, has to remain short. If you keep the candle wick at a length of 0.5 centimeters (.2 inch), you will also prevent holes from appearing in your candles. If you just purchased a new candle, you shouldn’t put it out until the top layer of wax has melted all the way. That way, you won’t create holes or tunnels when lighting the candle again next time.

If you do end up with a hole in your candle: don’t worry. All is not lost. You can cut the edges of the candle away to make the surface smooth again. That way, your candle will burn more evenly next time you light it!

Also read: This is how you safely put out a candle

Source: Max Vandaag | Image: Unsplash