What defines a high-quality candle?
One might think it is easy to make a candle, but let us tell you, it perhaps does not even burn when you try to light it up. The right mixture of wax and fragrance is required to produce a good candle. Each glass needs a unique amount of wax, and the right wick is crucial for the light to melt evenly.
Many things determine the quality of a scented candle. We have listed some of the most important parameters.
Size of the flame
- Depending on the size of the candle, the ideal length is between 1 and 1.5 cm. Too long a flame often results in soot production and causes the candle to burn too fast. A flame that is too small is mostly blue.
- A quality candle should have the least amount of soot possible.
- It burns cleanly, evenly and creates a pool of liquid wax all the way across the surface of the candle within two to four hours.
It melts evenly
- A high-quality candle melts evenly. If only the centre of the surface has melted after about three hours, the candle is of low quality and has not been fitted with the correct wick.
The glass does not break
- The glass must meet certain quality criteria so as not to break while heating up.
Scent of the candle
- A scent of bad quality or the wrong blend will impact the candle negatively.
- Too much perfume will cause the candle to sweat or form crystals. This does not impact the burning behaviour of the candle but indicates that it has not been made correctly.
Icons on the packaging
- Guiding principles on how the candle should burn and how to take care of the candle should be on the packaging.
Colour of the wax
- If the natural wax has started to oxidize during the production process, the wax will change colour and start to yellow in two months.