Your first candle burn is a crucial moment in the life of your candle, as it sets the stage for how it will burn in the future.
In this blog, we'll explain why your first candle burn is so important and how to make the most of it.
Establishing a Melt Pool: During the first burn, the wax will melt and create a pool. This is called the melt pool, and it's critical to the overall performance of your candle. The size and depth of the melt pool will determine how long your candle will last and how evenly it will burn.
Even Burn: By allowing the wax to melt evenly across the surface of the candle, you'll prevent tunnelling, which is when the wax burns down the middle and leaves wax on the sides of the jar. This is a common problem that can be prevented by making sure to allow the wax to melt all the way to the edges during the first burn.
Enhancing the Scent: During the first burn, the fragrance oils in the wax will heat up and release their scent into the air. By allowing the wax to melt fully and create a melt pool, you'll be able to experience the full strength of the candle's scent and set the stage for future burns.
Proper Wick Trimming: Trimming the wick before each burn is important to prevent soot and extend the life of your candle. The first burn is the perfect opportunity to trim the wick to the proper length, which is usually 5-10mm.
Burn Time: Burning your candle for the recommended time during the first burn is crucial. This will allow the wax to melt and create an even melt pool, which will prevent tunnelling and extend the life of your candle.
By following these tips and making the most of your first candle burn, you'll ensure that your candle will perform at its best and provide you with a long-lasting, enjoyable fragrance experience.
Happy candle burning!