Did you know your candles have a memory?
A proper first burn
The length of the first burn, or “memory burn,” establishes the size of the melt pool. During subsequent lightings the wax will only melt to the width of the first burn. If a candle’s first burn is limited, a deep narrow channel, or tunnel, will be the likely result.
To get the best use from your candle, make sure the initial melt pool extends to 1/4 inch of the candle’s inner core edge (typically about 4 hours). This will prevent drowning out the wick prematurely while maximizing the overall life and luminosity of your candle.