How can I get a jar candle to burn evenly?


When I am burning jar candles (like the 22 oz. jars that you can buy at Yankee Candle) they oftentimes burn in a small circle around the wick of the candle. The wax on the outside of the circle is left unmelted, and then the small circle burrows down in the center of the candle (wasting the unburned wax and not looking very nice). Does anyone know how to get them to burn evenly throughout the entire surface of the candle? Thanks! : )

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8 Responses to “How can I get a jar candle to burn evenly?”

  1. saltspring_2000 says:

    i don’t think it’s possible really. because obviously where the heat is. good luck.

  2. d3midway says:

    I agree with the one who said get a candle warmer it is the only way to burn a candle. You do not waste any of the candle that way and it will last forever. I have one and use it every day.

  3. X-ine says:

    Cut the wick evenly and and close to the candle making sure once lit, the wick will not lean. Don’t cut the wick too close as the flame will end up being distinguished by the melting wax.

  4. remy says:

    also (trim the wick) put the candle in your freezer when not using it (it makes the candle last longer)

  5. KJ97Y100 says:

    Don’t burn the candles. Go to Walmart and get a candle warmer. The warmer will melt all the wax, giving you a great smell, and you won’t have the waste of unmelted wax. The warmers cost between $5 and $10.

  6. Emma G says:

    I am a candle maker and cutting the wick shorter will not help. The reason it is not burning evenly is because it is not on an even surface or the wick is not the right diameter for your jar which happens with poor quality candles.

  7. Cammie says:

    Yankee Candles make these candle toppers. Not the ornamental ones, just ask for the ones that make a candle burn evenly.

    You put that on the top of the jar and it limits the oxygen to the candle and it burns clean and evenly.
    It’s an amazing little thing. Really.

  8. happybuck says:

    you let the candle burn for about five minutes the first time you light it and then after you blow it out you trim it down to a half inch from the wax

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