A pillar candle is a candle that can be burned without having to be placed in some kind of a holder. A pillar candle can be placed onto a tray or a stand, but it will stand straight and burn without a holder. There are specific methods for burning a pillar candle that will ensure even melting and desired results. Learn the proper way to burn a pillar candle.
Things You'll Need
- Pillar candle
- Plate or tray
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Trim the candle wick to approximately 1/8 inch before the initial burning of a pillar candle.
Light the candle with the lighter. It is important to allow a pillar candle to burn one hour for each inch of diameter during the initial burning. For example, a 3-inch pillar candle should burn for three hours during the initial burning. Doing this will ensure that the pillar candle will burn evenly and will prevent the wick from becoming immersed in melted wax during subsequent burnings.
Use the pillar candle for candlelight until it is approximately one inch tall. Burning a pillar candle down further than this point is a fire hazard.