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Candle Tunnelling | What Is it? Common Causes? How To Fix It? How To Prevent it?

Candle Tunnelling | What Is it? Common Causes? How To Fix It? How To Prevent it?

What is candle tunnelling?

Along your candle making journey it's highly likely you've encountered a situation when your candle hasn't been able to burn from edge-to-edge, forming a circular 'tunnel' around the wick and down through the core of the candle.

This extremely common phenomenon is known as 'tunnelling'. No candle is immune from potentially tunnelling whether you're burning a £245 Gucci Candle or a cheap and cheerful Aldi Special candle. 

Whilst visually unpleasant, and leading to wasted, unburnt wax, candle tunnelling is completely normal and, if you treat your candle correctly, avoidable.

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How to turn your candle making hobby into a successful business.

How to turn your candle making hobby into a successful business.

Perhaps by day, you're an accountant, a lawyer or a teacher. However, in the evenings and on weekends, you've begun dabbling in the craft of candlemaking.

Candlemaking has allowed you to reconnect with the left side of your brain, once again you can feel the creative juices flowing - like you haven't felt since high school! As time passes, your candlemaking hobby begins creeping into your day-to-day life, you find yourself scanning your email at work for supplier delivery updates or visiting weekends markets to see what the candles for sale look like.

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The complete guide to fragrance oil and soy candles.

The complete guide to fragrance oil and soy candles.

Having trouble measuring and deciding what percentage of fragrance to use when making a candle?
You may not believe this but the amount of fragrance you use when making candles can make or break your candle!

 

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Candle Wicks - A detailed and informative guide into all things wicks!

Candle Wicks - A detailed and informative guide into all things wicks!

Perhaps one of the most overlooked components of candles, yet one which plays a critical role and can determine the end product’s success is the humble candle wick.

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THE ULTIMATE 'HOW-TO' GUIDE FOR USING S16 DELUXE SOY WAX BY A MASTER CANDLEMAKER

THE ULTIMATE 'HOW-TO' GUIDE FOR USING S16 DELUXE SOY WAX BY A MASTER CANDLEMAKER

Making a candle is part science, part art. There are creative elements, like choosing the type of wax, glassware, wick, fragrance, colouring and then the technical aspects involving ratios, measurements, timing and temperature.

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