Tips for making candle burn ONLY down the middle
It’s a funny thing! It seems that when you want the “well” you can’t get it to form, and when you don’t… you get the point. Anyway. Forming a near perfect “well” is quite simple. The first, and most important rule is, WATCH THE CANDLE! Simple, do what ever it takes to get that candle to burn only down the middle; if you see the sides are getting thin, extinguish the candle and let things harden up again; if you see the hole isn’t quite round, extinguish the candle and move it to another location after it has hardened. Some hints are as follows!
1) Limit the burning time in each session. In other words, don’t burn the candle for six hours straight! Chances are you’ll generate too much heat and the sides will cave in, rendering your “well” non-existent!
2) Keep the candle away from drafts of all kinds. While this important to do with all candles, regardless of their style, it is especially important in forming a near perfect refillable “well”. Keep in mind that a draft can be caused by anything from a home heating register, to an open window, or just to a lot of passer-by activity!
3) Remember to keep the size of the flame small! Trim the wick! In other words, remember, the smaller the flame, the smaller the amount of heat the candle will generate! So use this information to control your candle’s burning!
Good luck! And congratulations on your anticipated success!!