the art of burning beeswax candles
the art of burning beeswax candles

The Art of Burning Beeswax Candles: Read to for your most Beautiful Burn

Did You Know there is an Art to Burning Beeswax?

Burning a Beeswax Candle should be a joyful experience, so at Lazy Goat Studio™ we are picky about details.  All our Beeswax is minimally filtered three to four times to create a clean and even burn.  All our wicks are sourced in the US and are considered lead free. And every candle is tested and retested to give you the longest burn possible.

The Initial Burn: Remember to always keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch. Burn on a flat and flame proof surface.

Did you know Beeswax has a memory! That's why the initial candle burn should be approximately one inch per candle diameter ( 3" diameter candle should initially burn for 3 hours).  A shorter burn creates a narrower wax pool decreasing the overall life of the candle. So let's make the most out of the long burning qualities of beeswax.

beeswax candles are dripless and clean burning

Prolonging the Burn: For typical shaped cylinder candles, each candle should be "Hugged" following extinguishing and while the wax is still warm. "Hugging", gently depressing the warm wax closer to the wick, will allow more wax to be melted and increase the overall burn time. Most candles have a recommended maximum burn of 3-4 hours. Then extinguish - allow to cool for a few minutes, trim the wick and relight.

 Fancy Shapes: Fancy shapes need to be burned carefully, always on a fireproof surface, as they are often designed "for the look" and may not be able to support a lengthy or balanced burn (ie. a lamb, frog, etc).

 Extinguishing the Flame: Try using a Wick Dipper or simple chop stick to extinguish the flame. Just dip the end of the wick into the wax pool and voila... no smoke or rogue candle debris.

 Beeswax Candles burn at higher temperatures and burn brighter than other candles. They are known to be incredibly long burners. They are NOT recommended for any type of enclosed container - such as a hurricane lamp. ( Tea lights are an exception). Please consider using a flat, fireproof surface. Try to prevent drafts or currents which could create smoking, dripping and eventually an early slump and death of the candle.