[{"id":556841435304,"title":"How to Burn Pillar Candles - 3 Mistakes you might be making","created_at":"2021-07-15T15:08:20-07:00","body_html":"\u003cp\u003ePillar candles are an investment and it can be super disappointing when they don't burn as you are expecting. We want to make sure your Honey Candles are bringing you joy!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBelow are three mistakes that can lead to a less satisfactory experience, and how to correct them.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0073\/1575\/0969\/files\/DSC_0946_160x160.jpg?v=1626455614\" alt=\"a bees wax pillar candle burning on a coffee table with a board game\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0073\/1575\/0969\/files\/Hugging_160x160.jpg?v=1626456050\" alt=\"How to stop a pillar candle from tunnelling \"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0073\/1575\/0969\/files\/candle_care_b640755a-5d2e-44c8-bf4f-74492ea1abc7_160x160.jpg?v=1626455997\" alt=\"How to extinguish a beeswax pillar candle by dunking the wick\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eShort burn sessions\u003c\/strong\u003e – burn sessions under 3 hours don’t allow your candle enough time to create a wax pool that melts close to the edge of the candle. If the wax around the edge remains hard you won’t be able to “hug” your pillar effectively for maximum wax consumption. This leads us to the second mistake…\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eNot hugging your pillar\u003c\/strong\u003e – it might sound silly but hugging is the term used for gently squeezing the soft outer edges of your pillar towards the centre. This allows the wax to be consumed fully and evenly while raising the wax pool allowing for a longer burn time. When your candle has been burning for about 3 hours, try gently pushing the sides into the wax pool until the top is level again.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eBlowing out your candle\u003c\/strong\u003e – when you’ve finished enjoying the glow of your pillar and are ready to put it out, don’t just blow it out! Blowing out your pillar can cause the wick to smolder and smoke which not only isn’t pleasant to breath but can also make it more difficult to relight the next time. Instead, dunk the burning wick into the wax pool and then straighten it again. This will ensure a smokeless finish and will prime your wick with wax for an easy light. You don't need to get fancy, an unbent paper clip will do the trick, but if you're someone who always like to have the right tool for the job handy check our our\u003cstrong\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.honeycandles.com\/collections\/beeswax-and-accessories\/products\/wick-dipper\" title=\"Candle wick dipper style snuffer for pillar candles \" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eWick Dipper\u003c\/a\u003e. \u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.honeycandles.com\/collections\/classic-round-pillars\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Coloured Natural Beeswax Pillar Candles in a variety of sizes \" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eShop Honey Candles Pillars\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":12718637113,"author":"Jill Anderson","user_id":21405368377,"published_at":"2021-07-16T10:23:32-07:00","updated_at":"2021-07-16T10:32:54-07:00","summary_html":"","template_suffix":"","handle":"how-to-burn-pillar-candles-3-mistakes-you-might-be-making","tags":"","image":{"created_at":"2021-07-16T10:32:23-07:00","alt":"A beeswax pillar candle in a clean kitchen with bright summer flowers","width":1080,"height":1080,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0073\/1575\/0969\/articles\/IMG_4432.jpg?v=1626456774"}},{"id":556352143528,"title":"Why Didn’t My Candle Burn for the Advertised Time","created_at":"2021-06-02T14:41:24-07:00","body_html":"\u003cp\u003eWhen you purchase candles it is pretty common for them to say how long they will burn. This \"burn time\" is determined by the manufacturer through careful testing and can be impacted by all sorts of factors including wick selection, candle size, and wax consumption. If your candle didn't burn for the advertised time it can be due to a variety of reasons. The reality is that some manufacturers advertise inflated burn times but at Honey Candles we take pride in measuring candle burn times accurately and base them on a “light it and leave it” scenario involving as little maintenance care as possible – this doesn’t mean that candles don’t need some attention while burning! Learn more about candle care \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.honeycandles.com\/blogs\/learn-candle-care\/general-candle-care\" title=\"beeswax candle care tips \"\u003ehere \u003c\/a\u003eand remember that you should never leave a burning candle unattended.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf your Honey Candle didn’t burn for the advertised amount of time, chances are something went sideways. You can troubleshoot this by asking two quick questions:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDid the majority of the wax get consumed?\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIf not, why not?\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe first question is a quick yes or no. The second question is a bit more complicated and if you’d like some help getting to the bottom of it please reach out to us.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo maximize your burn time you want to make sure you are achieving full wax consumption, or as close to this as possible. Remember that the wax is the candle’s fuel and if some of it goes unused you’re leaving burn time on the table (sometimes literally but don’t worry, you can read about how to clean wax off your table \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.honeycandles.com\/blogs\/beeswax-blog\/how-to-clean-beeswax-off-a-table-or-other-smooth-surfaces-3-easy-steps\" title=\"Cleaning candle wax off your table\"\u003ehere\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cu\u003e)\u003c\/u\u003e. Two common things that lead to incomplete wax consumption are drips or spills and burn sessions that are too short.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDrips and spills \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDripping or spilling candles can be caused by a few different factors including drafts, carbon build up, heat build-up (often caused by enclosed hurricane style holders or burning candles near other candles or heat sources), and wicks that end up too long or have been \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.honeycandles.com\/blogs\/beeswax-blog\/a-wick-that-is-too-short-may-be-causing-your-candle-to-drip\" title=\"candle dripping even after I trimmed the wick\"\u003ebroken off or trimmed too short\u003c\/a\u003e. Any wax that pours out the side of your candle is no longer available as fuel and will decrease the overall burn time of the candle. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBurn sessions that are too short \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor larger diameter candles like \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.honeycandles.com\/collections\/classic-round-pillars\" title=\"Beeswax Pillar Candles \"\u003ePillars\u003cu\u003e \u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.honeycandles.com\/collections\/essentials-line\" title=\"Beeswax candles in tins\"\u003eTins\u003c\/a\u003e, and some \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.honeycandles.com\/collections\/ornamental-candles\" title=\"beeswax candles in pretty shapes\"\u003eOrnamentals\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cu\u003e,\u003c\/u\u003e you want to make sure you’re allowing your candle enough time to melt a wax pool that reaches close to the edge of the candle each time you light it. If you are burning it for shorter periods of time the wax pool doesn’t get big enough to consume the wax near the edges of the candle and you end up with tunneling.  \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.honeycandles.com\/collections\/candlesticks\" title=\"Beeswax candle sticks \"\u003eCandlesticks \u003c\/a\u003eare a better choice for short burn sessions.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo achieve full wax consumption, you’ll need to make sure the burn sessions are long enough and look after your candle while it burns. Keep an eye on it and if it drips extinguish it, fix the problem, and re-light. \u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":12718637113,"author":"Jill Anderson","user_id":21405368377,"published_at":"2021-06-03T14:13:46-07:00","updated_at":"2021-06-03T14:13:47-07:00","summary_html":"","template_suffix":"","handle":"why-didn-t-my-candle-burn-for-the-advertised-time","tags":"","image":{"created_at":"2021-06-02T14:41:24-07:00","alt":"","width":1080,"height":1080,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0073\/1575\/0969\/articles\/IMG_4401.jpg?v=1622670084"}}]