Candle Burning 101

Always allow your candle to completely liquefy across the top before blowing it out to avoid tunneling.

Think of it this way – candles have a memory. Wherever it stops burning the first time, it will continue to stop there every time you burn it causing it to tunnel if it has not liquefied all the way across.

Always keep your wick trimmed to ¼”

And remember to trim your wick before the first burn, too.

Don’t drop debris, like matches or wick trimmings, into the wax.


Don’t place your burning candle on sensitive or uneven surfaces.

And, of course, never leave your burning candle unattended.

Discontinue burning your candle when about ½” of wax remains.

Don’t fret. It’s normal and necessary to have a little wax leftover so that you don’t expose the bottom of the wick.


Repurpose that beauty!

Our containers are designed for reuse, so don’t let that gorgeous vessel go to waste! So the next time you go to light your favorite candle remember these simple tips and let the Claire Burke Candle do the rest.