Fix a tunnelling candle

Easy fix for when a candle hasn't been burnt sufficiently


3/15/20231 min read

tunneling candle
tunneling candle

Candle tunneling

When you purchase a CoCo Bleu candle, we really want it to last as long as possible for you, follow this easy guide if you have an issue with tunnelling.

Tunneling occurs when residue wax is left on the side of the candle container. It easily occurs when a candle hasn't been burnt for long enough on the 1st burn, ideally for a minimum of 2 hours or until a full melt pool has been achieved.

Tunneling will cause the candle to continue to burn in this pattern on subsequent burns as candles have memory. It will waste the candle and may even prevent the candle from burning further. The faster you act the easier it will be to fix.

Fixing this issue is super easy, simply wrap some tin foil around the candle to create a little wrap, burn for approx 20 mins or until the tunnelling has gone, remove the foil and continue to burn the candle for up to 2 hours.

Remember, its not safe to burn candles for more than 4 hours at a time, it can cause the candle glass to overheat and potentially so explode. Safety first always.