Burn Tips

Follow this guide to get the best and safest burn out of your Kundalini Candles.

wooden wicks are the best!

I always say burning wooden wick candles is like taking care of a mini fireplace. Sure, it might take a little more care than your basic candle, but once you get it down, you'll never go back to cotton wick candles!

tip #1 fix a large flame

This is tip #1 because it is the most important piece of knowledge to have when burning my candles. It is a super easy fix, and also a little counterintuitive!

Your flame is too large if you can see black smoke coming off of the flame, or starting to mark the inside of your vessel.

The way to combat this is by exposing at least 1/8" fresh, unburnt wick to your flame.

To do this:

1. Blow out your candle

2. Use a dry paper towel to soak up enough wax to expose 1/8" of fresh unburnt wick above the wax pool OR if the candle wax has not melted to the edges, you can simply tilt the candle to allow the melted wax to drip away from the center exposing the fresh wick

3. Light your candle, give it around 30 seconds, and the flame size should have decreased significantly

Repeat this as many time as you need for the flame to reach the size of the "ideal flame" photo.

tip #2 fix a smoldering wick

A smoldering wick is completely fine, and does not have to be fixed unless you would like a stronger flame. This is the easiest fix of them all.

1. Blow out your candle

2. Trim your wick by using your fingers to break off any excess burnt bits from the top. Excess burnt bits will naturally break off without force

3. Light your candle! The flame size should increase

tip #3 burn time

I alway find I get the most out of my candles if I allow them to burn for 2-4 hours at a time. It is completely up to you if you want to burn them in smaller increments, but the longer time allows the wax to reach the edge of the vessel and create a nice hot throw (scent throw while lit). Never burn your candle longer than 4 hours for safety purposes.