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Wax Woes Unveiled: Conquering Tunnelling in Luxe Natural Wax Candles




As lovers of luxury scented candles, nothing is more disappointing than watching your favorite candle burn down unevenly, leaving a tunnel-like cavity in the center while the outer wax remains untouched. This common issue, known as tunnelling, not only affects the aesthetic appeal of your candle but also diminishes its burn time and overall performance.

But why does tunnelling occur, especially in natural wax candles like ours? Let's delve into the science behind this phenomenon and explore some preventative measures.

Understanding the Nature of Natural Wax

Natural wax, derived from sources like soy, beeswax, or coconut, boasts numerous advantages over paraffin wax, including cleaner burning and eco-friendliness. However, its composition and characteristics can make it prone to tunnelling under certain conditions.

The Role of Wick Size and Placement

One of the primary factors contributing to tunnelling is the size and placement of the candle wick. A wick that is too small may struggle to melt the entire surface area of the wax pool, leading to the formation of a tunnel. Conversely, a wick that is too large can generate excessive heat, accelerating the melting process and exacerbating tunnelling.

Optimal Burning Practices

To minimize the risk of tunnelling in your natural wax candles, it's essential to adhere to proper burning practices:

  1. Trim the Wick: Before lighting your candle, trim the wick to approximately 1/4 inch to promote a more controlled and even burn.

  2. Initial Burn: Allow your candle to burn for a sufficient amount of time during the initial lighting, ensuring that the wax pool extends to the edges of the container. This helps establish a "memory ring," preventing tunnelling in subsequent burns.

  3. Avoid Drafts: Place your candle away from drafts or air currents, which can disrupt the even distribution of heat and contribute to uneven burning.

  4. Burn Time: Avoid extinguishing your candle too soon. Allow it to burn for at least one hour per inch of diameter to prevent tunnelling and achieve an optimal wax pool.

Our Commitment to Quality

At Aurelia Candles, we understand the importance of delivering candles that not only captivate the senses with their exquisite fragrances but also uphold the highest standards of quality and performance. That's why our luxury candles are meticulously crafted using natural wax blends and carefully selected wicks to minimize issues like tunnelling, ensuring a consistently beautiful and aromatic experience with every burn.

Experience the Difference

Elevate your ambiance with our collection of luxury scented candles, where exceptional quality meets affordability. Indulge in the enchanting aromas of nature, knowing that each candle is crafted with care to provide you with moments of pure bliss and tranquility.


So come and checkout our candle collection and buy something which can help you eleviate your ambiance

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