Have you ever wondered how to get a nice even melt on your candle? Like what you see in the photo on the left, versus having the issue depicted on the right?
The trick is: from the very first burn, always burn your candle until it has a nice and even melt pool all the way across.
Burning a candle for less than 1.5-2 hours at a time (3-4 hours for a larger candle) will create a tunneling effect, which means you have wasted wax on the sides of the jar.
What if you have already burned your candle incorrectly? Never fear! It can be fixed! Stay tuned for tomorrows post all about how to fix this issue once it has happened!