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How To Stop Your Candles From Tunnelling!

Posted by Deirdre Murray on

Are your candles tunnelling down when you light them? Here are some really simple ways to stop tunnelling, allowing you to get the most out of your candles!

Tip #1: Don’t trim the candle’s wick on the first burn. The first burn for a candle is very important so keeping the wick length can prove to be important. Too short and the candle flame will not melt the top layer of wax.

Large Moss Candle by Bog Standard                      Small Rose Candle by Bog Standard

Tip #2: Let the candle burn for several hours when first lit. This will allow the whole top layer of the candle to melt out to the very edges. This will form a ‘memory’ melt the next time you light the candle.

Tip #3: Try not to have frequent short burns. This will encourage the candle to tunnel. It is better to light the candle for longer and less often than for shorter lengths more frequently.

Small Orchard Candle by Bog Standard  Small Field Candle by Bog Stand

Tip #4: If your candle has already tunnelled - Make your candle a tin foil hat and cut a hole in the top for the flame. This will allow heat to radiate down and melt the edge wax. However, this can be dangerous. Make sure to do this in an empty sink and do not leave the candle unattended. When removing the foil hat, remember it will be hot and may burn you!

Tip #5: If you’re having trouble getting the edges to melt down, you can always cut the edge areas off and melt them over a tea light wax burner to get the most out of the fragrance!

Our entire Bog Standard range is currently on SALE so why not pick yourself a gorgeous fragrance and breath new life into your home with their amazingly fresh scents! Bog Standard products are made in Co.Down and are so good to your skin as well as coming in super cute packaging! Check them out!


We have two great Mother’s Day Gift Packages on sale! They are full of Bog Standard Goodies with HUGE SAVINGS! You have to take a look! They’re really amazing! Remember, order before 2pm EST and we’ll ship them out the same business day!

Large Mother's Day Gift Set   Small Mother's Day Gift Set

I hope this helps to get the most out of your candles! Stay tuned for more helpful tips and let us know in the comments below what your favourite candle or candle scents are!



Sources: BogStandard Website &

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