Sunday, November 6, 2011

Burn Time of Candle Wax

There have been questions on how long particular candles burn once you make them. In my search I found some information that may help you with that question.

According to Cape Candle, Beeswax Honeycomb Candles are hand rolled and are the tightest rolled, longest burning in the industry. For pillars candles burn approximately 3 hours per inch.; tapers burn approximately burn 40 minutes per inch; beeswax solid tapers burn approximately 1 hour per inch.

As for soy candles, Joy Candles says that soy candle burn times by group. As a general rule soy candles burn about 8 -9 hours per ounce of wax. All burn times are approximate, they are affected by several factors, including drafts improper wick height, etc. For example, a 2 ounce votive candle will burn approximately 16-18 hours. I would say your times may vary. Soy will burn up to 30% to 50% of compariable paraffin wax candles.

If you would like more information on the burn rate of candles, here are some links that contain information that may help you:

Soya - Burn time of Soy Wax
Aloha Bay - Soy and Beeswax FAQ's

If you would like to learn how to figure out what the burn time of your candle then I recommend reading the following article, Calculate The Estimated Burn Time for a Candle
on Candle Tech's website.

If anyone out there has another site with good information, please let me know so that I can add it to the list.

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