How To Fix Candle Tunneling


  1. Have you ever tried a top for candle jars? They work fantastic! I always called it candle coring, so I just learned something new when I read your blog. They definitely are more like a tunnel (the missing part) and less like an apple-core, which is the part leftover. :)-


  2. Thank you soooo much! I love the terminology so now I know it. I’m using the foil on my candle I just got. It’s a vanilla cupcake yankee candle 22oz 1 wick. It’s incredible but my first light left slight tunnel. Omg I just check after 15 minutes if even and it worked!!! 😍 Thanks!!!

  3. Please help. How can I Prevent shrinkage? Where the wax separates from the glass after the wax cools?

  4. I’ve benn having problems with candles from aldi all tunneling no matter how long i burn them. Burned a small 2.5 in one last night for 4-5 hours, and it had already formed a tunnel and left a full 1/4 rim maybe a little more. I had a 3 wick one before and it never melted the edges either. Do i just give up on that brand? Or can they be saved somehow?

  5. I have been completely unsuccessful in trying to prevent tunneling. I burn my candles until they are flat, and when I relight them, they still tunnel.. I am dealing with beeswax. I burn them flat, and then I have practically no candle left to burn. I get maybe an hour out of a votive. Seems terribly wasteful. I’ve tried the foil “hood,, too, but it will not melt the wall of wax up against the side of the tin. I love candles, but I am obviously doing something wrong. I have thrown away almost $50 trying to get this right. What about a triple wick candle?

    1. Hi Judy, I don’t have a ton of experience with beeswax candles so I can’t say for sure why a specific candle may continue doing that. It could just be the brand of candle maybe? As for the triple wick candles, it should definitely help with preventing tunneling! Most of the triple wick candles that I have gotten have had no issues with tunneling. If anything, the triple wick candles will burn flat but also use up the wax too quickly. Better than having left over wax though.

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  7. When you get a new candle before you lied it sprinkle salt on the top. about the same amount as if you were sprinkling it on food. keep it even when you lied it so the salt doesn’t roll to one side. this will make it burn evenly and it will not tunnel. Plus it will extend the life of the candle. Any candle you have where the tunneling is bad just chop the rest of it up that’s in there put it in a dish and use it as wax warmers.

  8. Does the colour of the wax affect the burn? I always find the darker the wax I.e. dark red or green the less likely it is to pool and burn evenly. Maybe it’s just me?

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