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I make candles. When I make candles in glass jars I noticed they do not burn eve

  1. TurtleDog profile image86
    TurtleDogposted 4 years ago

    I make candles. When I make candles in glass jars I noticed they do not burn evenly. How do I fix?

    I am new at candle making. My candles are made by pouring premium (paraffin I think) candle wax into glass jars. When lit for a while the wax does not burn evenly across the top of the candle. I heard that the wax is too hard to allow an even burn. During the process of making the candle, is there something I can add to the wax so that it comes out softer so it burns evenly?

  2. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    It may be the wicks you are using. Some wick makers douse them in too much paraffin, which effects the burning process. If you see your wicks appear to be completely filmed over by paraffin, try changing to paraffin-free ones and test the outcome.

  3. ElveeKaye profile image57
    ElveeKayeposted 4 years ago

    Could you put in more than one wick, if it's a large jar?

    1. watergeek profile image97
      watergeekposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. I have a wide-jar candle that has three wicks.

 
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