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How To Test A Candle- Melt Pool

In this blog post, we will discuss how to test the melt pool of a candle, the dangers of a large melt pool and how to get the most out of your candle. Testing the melt pool of your candles is a crucial step in this process. It can help you avoid issues such as the wax tunneling and large melt pools forming, which can be dangerous for consumers.

Candle testing is crucial to the health and safety of the user. A burn test evaluates the performance of a candle from the first to last burn. There are a number of components that factor in to how your candle burns. From the type of wax, fragrances oil, wick, how much fragrance you use, the size and shape of the container. All these components need to be considered when testing your candles.

As a candle manufacturer we test all our clients candles to a European standard. We carry out this testing on each candle until we are happy that the candle burns cleanly and safely.

The Dangers Of A Large Melt Pool

A large melt pool can be dangerous, as it can cause the container to overheat and potentially crack or break. To avoid a large melt pool, ensure that the melt pool doesn’t extend right up to the containers edge. This can cause the glass to overheat and crack which will increase the risk of fire or the candle exploding. It is important that there is enough wax on the edge of the container. This wax to acts as insulation and help to dissipate heat evenly. If the melt pool is too large, make sure that the wick size is appropriate for the size of the container.

How To Avoid Candle Wax Tunneling

Tunneling occurs when a candle burns down the center, leaving a large rim of unmelted wax around the edge. Tunneling isn’t dangerous but it does mean that you don’t get as much out of your candle as you should. To avoid tunneling, ensure to keep your candle burning for a few hours when it is first lit. This will create a full melt pool that will extend towards the edge of the container.

Testing the melt pool of a candle is an important step in ensuring the safety and quality of your products. By following the guidelines outlined in this post, you can avoid issues such as tunneling and large melt pools. Remember to prioritize safety when making and selling candles, and always follow basic candle safety guidelines to avoid accidents or injuries.

If you’d like to read our previous candle testing blog where we discussed wick mushrooms click here.

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