Prevent Your Beeswax Candles From Mushrooming

Myys beeswax taper candles are designed to take care of themselves. They are simple and meant to be used with minimum care. However, once in a while, there might a one or two candles which require more attention than the others.

Here is one scenario. A customer contacted us when she noticed the carbon balls are forming on the top of her candle wick. She wonders why? Did she receive a candle from the bad batch?

 

A carbon ball can form for many reasons, and they can form on any type of candle – containers, votive, pillars and tapers and so on. If there is a candle, there could be carbon balls. They are even prone to form when there are more additives in the candles, for examples, fragrance oils and color dyes.

In our beeswax taper case, the carbon ball could be forming simply because the wick is standing straight up instead of curling into the hottest side of the flame. These candle wicks are made to curl slightly so the tip will always burn clean. However, due to the ambient humidity, temperature or burning habits, the wick can appear straight up and then form a carbon ball.

If a carbon ball appears, the best thing to do is to take a mental wick dunker or something made of metal and gently bend the wick to the side of the flame. Once the wick reaches the hotter spot, you will see the carbon balls get burned up quickly. Then your candle should behave properly again!

A carbon ball can form for many reasons, and they can form on any type of candle – containers, votive, pillars and tapers and so on. If there is a candle, there could be carbon balls. They are even prone to form when there are more additives in the candles, for examples, fragrance oils and color dyes.

In our beeswax taper case, the carbon ball could be forming simply because the wick is standing straight up instead of curling into the hottest side of the flame. These candle wicks are made to curl slightly so the tip will always burn clean. However, due to the ambient humidity, temperature or burning habits, the wick can appear straight up and then form a carbon ball.

If a carbon ball appears, the best thing to do is to take a mental wick dunker or something made of metal and gently bend the wick to the side of the flame. Once the wick reaches the hotter spot, you will see the carbon balls get burned up quickly. Then your candle should behave properly again!