Burning Tips

You strike a match, put it to the wick and just like magic, the candle starts to burn. Then after a few burns, that annoying thing called ‘tunnelling’ happens. You know, the part of the candle that actually burns, gets smaller and smaller, which is so frustrating if, like us, you're a little OCD.

Solu candles are specifically designed not to do that.


Try to keep your candles out of a draught. If the flame is flickering, there is a draught and your candle will burn unevenly.

Each time you light one of our candles, in order to maintain even melting and prevent tunnelling of the wax, allow the candle to burn until the wax has melted to the edge of the container - this can take up to an hour for each inch of the candle's diameter.  For example, burning a 3" diameter candle may take up to 3 hours for the wax to melt to the edge of the glass.

The best way to extinguish a container candle is to dip the wick into the wax pool with a wick dipper or other non-flammable object, then straightening it to allow the wick to cool. The wick will then be primed for next time. 


Never leave a burning candle near flammable materials.

Always ensure candles are burned on a heat resistant surface.

Do not move a candle whilst the wax is molten.

Remove any debris from the wax pool after extinguishing your candle.

Keep candles away from children and pets.

Never leave a burning candle unattended.