People who burn candles are very particular in how their candle burns. Some are interested in the ambiance but don’t want a mess. Others love to watch the candle burn and drip. And then you have those that like a little of both.
Candle burning ways
- The wax in these candles ten to pool. The wax melts and pools in the middle. Some will “flower”, leaving a thin shell of wax that rolls back as the candle burns. This creates an interesting silhouette in the dark.
- Drip Candle
There’s nothing as romantic as a drip candle. The wax drips down the sides of the candle in a flowing manner. Depending on what the candle is sitting on, the candle will harden before it hits the candle holder. Or, the candle drippings can flow over the holder creating a beautiful design. One of the more popular holders to allow the candle flow designs is a wine bottle.
Candle burning size
To get the best burning of your candle, it’s best to choose the size of candle based on the amount of time you plan to burn it in one session. The general rule of thumb is 1 hour for each diameter inch. So if you want to burn a candle for 3 hours at a time, buy a 3 inch base. If you want to burn a candle for 1 hour at a time, then buy a 1 inch base.
Trim wick to 1/4″ before lighting, will also reduce smoke