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Burning Candles

Burning Tips and Candle Care

Beeswax candles burn cleaner, hotter and longer than any other candle and burn with a bright, clear and steady flame. Here are some tips to burn beeswax candles safely and efficiently.

Essential Candle Care Tips 

#1 Choosing the Size of Candle

 Selecting the right candle size can be challenging, as people often buy candles based on their intended use or the appearance they want to create. However, the size of the candle also determines how long it needs to be burned each time. To prevent "tunneling," it is best to burn beeswax candles for one hour per inch of candle diameter. 

2" Diameter = 2 hr min burn time

2 Diameter = 2 hr min burn time

#2 Candle Care During Burning

Proper candle care is essential to ensure the longevity and safe use of your beeswax candles. Always keep the wick trimmed to 1/4" to prevent a long flame, flickering, and smoking. To achieve the most efficient burn, let the candle wax melt to the outer edges by burning it for an appropriate period of time, which may require periodic extinguishing and wick trimming depending on the candle size. When using candles, it's crucial to place them on a heat-resistant surface or in an appropriate holder, never directly on a wooden surface, and keep them out of the reach of children and pets. 

#3 Extinguishing the Candle

Extinguishing a beeswax candle can be done without producing smoke by dipping the wick into the hot wax pool using a metal tool, then bringing it back up and centering it for the next burn. Additionally, when the wax is cooling, gently pushing in the sides of the candle while it's still pliable can help bring the liquid wax back up, resulting in an even burn as the candle is used.


At Wicked Bee, quality is our top priority, and we are always testing our candles to ensure that they meet our high standards. We take great pride in the quality of our products, and we want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If for any reason you are not happy with your candle, please do not hesitate to let us know. Your feedback is always welcome and helps us to continue improving our products.

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