Dedicated to the education of the consumer about beeswax candles.
Why Some Beeswax Taper Candles Drip .
Beeswax taper candles should be burned in a draft free environment , with
sufficient air flow for complete combustion to occur. Do not trim a taper
candle wick , even when re-lighting. If the wick is too short , the heat of
the flame won't be hot enough to vapourize the melted beeswax efficiently
which will result in pooling and dripping. The wick has to be long enough
to curl and reach out past the edge of the flame to burn clean.
Some beeswax candlemakers provide instructions with their taper candles
to trim the wick so they won't drip. This is an indication that the candles
are made with poor quality , dirty beeswax and/or an upside down wick.
If a beeswax taper candle is made with clean beeswax and has the wick in the
right direction , a beeswax taper candle will burn dripless , smokeless and
maintenance free for the full length of the candle with a big , bright ,
clean burning flame.
Beeswax taper candles should be snuffed out and a drop of beeswax put on the
glowing ember at the tip of the wick to stop it from smouldering. This drop of
beeswax will be the fuel for the flame the next time the candle is lit. When a
beeswax candle is burning , it is the beeswax that is the fuel that is burning
and not the wick.