Ever wonder why the wax of that beautiful, oh so fragrant, it must be better because it is expensive, ethically made soy candle burns straight down, top of the wick to the bottom of the wick leaving an excessive of surrounding wax? Seems like such a waste of wax, right? The reason the wax doesn’t melt evenly is because of the way we light the candle from the start. To avoid what is known as candle tunneling, the candle must burn for two to three hours from the first light.
So, Tatum’s Tuesday Tips? To avoid the candle tunnel, you must burn your new candles for two to three hours for the first time. After that, the next time the candle wax will melt evenly with every burn.