Every candle holder has its strengths and weaknesses. If you are finding your Honey Candles® beeswax Tealights
are not burning completely it may be the type of tealight holder rather than the tealight causing the problem. Each material draws and holds heat differently, which can give your pure beeswax candles different strengths of flame and different burning patterns. Below we have outlined the pros and cons of some of the most common types of tealight holders.
Please note: we are assuming that you leave your beeswax tealight in the aluminum or plastic clear cup that you bought it in.
Glass can be an effective material for your tealight holders, but there are a few things of which to be cautious. If the holder is made of very thick glass it can draw too much heat out of the candle and give you a weaker or incomplete burn. Try to find glass holders that are a thin to medium thickness, so the heat stays in the tealight and burns the pure beeswax completely.
Pottery holders and hurricanes are both perfect for burning tealights. Pottery draws very little heat from pure beeswax candles. This allows the natural tealight to fully liquefy, which will give you a complete burn. Hurricanes provide plenty of air for tealights and they hold the heat within their walls. This warmth also allows the tealight to fully liquefy and burn completely.
Metal tends to be cold. It acts similarly to thick glass. Metal holders can draw too much heat away from the candle. This can lead to a weaker flame and sometimes even an incomplete burn. If the room you are burning your natural candle in is cold, or you are burning your tealight near a window, or on a cold surface this effect can be amplified.
If you have a candle holder that you think may be causing problems but you love it don’t despair! If there is a little beeswax left over you can just scrape it out and slowly feed it into the next tealight you burn. You don’t have to waste any precious beeswax!
Happy beeswax tealight burning. If you have a favorite tealight holder tell us about it!
For more about how to burn your tealights check this out:
Photo by Nicola Hum