Pillar candles are designed to leave a rigid outer wall — and when you hug your candle, you extend its life. It burns more evenly and you prevent the wax from leaking out. This melts the wax pool to the edge of the candle ensuring that the candle doesn’t tunnel or develop a well that can restrict the flow of oxygen to the flame. A tunneled candle has a fairly thick jacket, which means it should be burned longer per session.
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How do you hug the edges of a pillar candle?
Hug your pillar candle while it burns. To prevent this, hug or push the sides of the jacket slightly toward the flame. If your pillar candle is tunneling, it’s a sign that something is going wrong when the candle is burning. After the end of each burn, you should hug around the edges of the pillar candles, gather both hands together and fold the wax inward. This prevents the candle from burning through the “edge” of the pillar candle and helps it burn a little slower while preventing tunneling.
In summary, a tunnel pillar candle isn’t very much fun, but the good news is that you have a few options to fix it.
What happens when you smoke a candle?
It’s a good idea to minimize the amount of smoke you breathe in by lighting your candles in a well-ventilated room and keeping them away from drafts that can increase the amount of smoke they emit. However, there is a risk of burning candles. There is often a risk of fire, but the smoke from these candles can also endanger the health of the lungs and respiratory tract. Although each candle has smoke and it enters the lungs and body in some amount, those that occur more naturally and contain chemicals that cause the least harm to the body are the best choices for frequent use. When candles burn, they release various vapors and particles into the air. However, research has shown that their use is safe.