Candles won't burn long, why?

dauxiegalNovember 9, 2011

I don't make candles to sell, nor do I want to. I recently found some wax, fragrances, dyes and additives at the local Goodwill and thought it wouldbe a good idea to make some for Christmas gifts.

I made one the other day and it won't burn for very long. The wick will burn down and fizzle out.

Does anyone know what I can do?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

We need more information. How big are the candles and what type of wicks are they? If they are too small/thin for the size candles you made, they will burn poorly.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2011 at 3:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The wax and wicks came from Bitter Creek Candle Supply. The number on the pack of wicks is 44-32-18Z. They are approximately 7 inches long.

I am pouring the wax into soup cans and using those for jars. Like these:

    Bookmark   November 9, 2011 at 8:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Go back to the site and read about the wicks. There should be something that says what diameter container that they are meant for. Then, see if your containers are the right size for the wicks.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 6:11AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Why does my soy candle turn color during burn?
I am wondering if I am doing something wrong in the...
Adhesion problems when making candles
Ive tried all the different things that I have read...
making candles from old wax?
I am sure many have done this already. Few questions....
Food coloring for candles?
If I choose to make candles again, since I sold my...
Where to get pretty soap labels?
Hi, I was wondering where I could get some pretty soap...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™