Candle time again
I love burning candles, but way to often
I lose my candles to what is called tunneling.
When the wax burns just in the center,
leaving a hole around the wick
and the candle no longer burns.
Kind of like this:
There are different reasons why candles tunnel.
The main reason given is, it is not burned long enough
the first time it is lit.
On pier 1, web site, they recommend burning
the first time for a total of three hours.
Candle in bad shape. Deeply tunneled
These candles came from pier1 and really
do need to be replaced. But! I wanted to
know about tunneling and if you could fix it.
The remedy I chose, was to
use my old hair dryer. If you had a heat gun
it would work even better.
The other method i read about
used fire. So I went with non fire.
The idea is, to melt the wax build up
around the wick, and make the top
of the candle level again.
There was a lot of melting, digging
melting, digging, going on.
I chose to dig with a spoon, just in case!
I also saved my wax scraps, that I will put
in a cute holder to help make the
bathroom smell better.
So this is what I have now, I just need a
few hours to burn them and see
if they will burn evenly.
With all of this, I am still in need of new candles.
I just hope I take better care of them.