Candle Burning Tips

At Hikari Candles we really want you to get the best experience from your candle and the following information will help you achieve it.

What is a memory burn in candles?
The most crucial burn of your new Candle is its first one. This is what is known as a memory burn and this initial burn is the one that is most vital to a complete melt pool.

When a candle is burning it creates a melt pool and in order to have a full melt pool where liquid wax touches every side of the container, the candle needs to have a memory of that. With a full melt pool on your candle you will get a stronger scent throw. For every inch in diameter that your candle is wide, you need to gauge one hour of burn time.

If your Hikari Candle is 3 inches wide in diameter you should ideally burn it for three hours.

The memory burn in the candle sets the boundaries of the melt pool
The candle’s melt pool will always follow the boundaries established by the first memory burn.

Giving your candle its maximum memory burn will always give you a full melt pool resulting in a stronger scent throw.