When I Found Out Why She Wraps Candles With Foil And Burns Them, I Knew I Had To Try It
Unevenly melted candles can be so frustrating. If you don't watch out, that hard, dry ring of wax around the edge will never burn and just make your candle unusable before its time. If you don't love the idea of using tin foil, there's another way to avoid candle tunneling, but it requires a little forethought. The first time you burn a candle determines how the candle will burn. Basically, the size of the wax pool on the initial burn becomes the size of the opening on the candle. When you first light a candle, don't trim the wick, unless there is any smoke. After it's lit, let the candle burn long enough to turn the entire top liquid. A good rule of thumb is to let it burn an hour per inch in diameter.