One of the more important aspects of getting the most out of your Queen B candles is the whole question candles around minimum burn times and how to get pillars to burn evenly.
The questions were succinctly put in a lovely email I received today:
I thought it would be worth sharing my response to these commonly asked questions...
A couple of other tips:
- your wick is leaning quite far over. The best way to put a candle out is to use the end of a poker / pen / pencil to push the burning wick into the pool of wax. This will extinguish the flame immediately and coat the wick in wax so that it doesn’t smoulder and also meaning the wick is full of fuel the next time you light your candle.
- Please make sure that when you push the wick over to extinguish the flame, you use your poker to pull it back up out and centre it nicely for the next time you light your candle.
- You can see from the image that you sent me that the wax is slightly thinner on the side that the wick is pointing towards. If you want a completely even look all around the wick, then make sure the wick is centred.
- Please try not to stick your fingers in the wax or candle! The Neanderthal brain seems to love doing this, but it makes the candle look messy! It actually shouldn’t harm the candle at all, it just drives my perfectionistic tendencies bonkers!
Thanks again for caring enough to touch base."
I hope that helps.
On another note regarding getting your pillar candle to burn evenly and to the edge, I had a customer in the store last week asking me how she could stop her Squat Pillar from 'burning down the centre' so that there is no wick left but lots of wax remaining.
When I asked how long she typically burned it for she said less than an hour most nights. So I asked if she'd read on the packaging that she needed to burn it for a minimum of 3 hours at a time, and she had!!!! #@$%@#
We try to keep writing to a minimum on the packaging. Please read it... you'll be happy to did!