Let's Burn


Burning a candle like a pro is all about safety, care, and maximizing the candle's lifespan.  Here are a few tricks to get you started.  We recommend using these guidelines for all the candles you purchase in the future, not just F Bomb Candles.

DON'T FORGET TO TRIM YOUR FUCKING WICK! It all starts with the flame! By trimming your wick, you're controlling the size of the flame, reducing soot, and reducing smoke. Having too large of a flame can not only reduce your candle's total burn time, but it also causes a risk of the glass becoming too hot and possible cracking -- becoming a major fire hazard.  If this is not the candle's first burn, don't forget to remove any sediment that may have been left behind from the last burn. 

BURN LONG ENOUGH FOR A FULL MELT POOL (ESPECIALLY ON THE FIRST BURN) It is crucial to set the memory for the candle properly with the first burn.  Typically, you should burn the candle for 1-2 hours for the first burn.  By allowing the candle to form a full melt pool at the top of the candle, you will avoid tunneling. Tunneling is when the candle burns narrowly down the candle, leaving a significant amount of unused wax on the sides of the vessel. 

AVOID DRAFTS Candles don't do well with drafts. Drafts and windy areas can cause candles to burn unevenly.  If you're burning a pillar candle (not in a container, it can cause the wax to drip, leaving you with an unsightly mess. 

EXTINGUISH THE CANDLE SAFELY Use a candle snuffer or gently blow out the candle.  By blowing the candle out too hard, an excess of smoke and soot may be created. 

NO POWER BURNING! Burning a candle for more than four hours at a stretch might tire it out a bit. Just like anything that works hard, candles need breaks too! Beyond this duration, the wick starts wearing down, affecting its ability to burn cleanly and evenly. Additionally, extended burning can heat up the candle excessively, posing potential safety concerns and shortening its overall lifespan. 


Here are a few frequently used terms when it comes to making, buying and burning candles! 

Hot Throw: The scent a candle emits for the duration of the burn

Cold Throw: The secne a candle emits when it is not lit

Power-Burning: Burning a candle for 4+ hours

Tunneling: When a candle burns straight down the center, leaving wax on the sides of the container. It occurs when the wax pool doesn’t reach the edges during burning.